English | Phrases - Academic | Main Body

Main Body - Agreeing

I store træk, er jeg enig i at... fordi...
Broadly speaking, I agree with… because…
Used when in general agreement with someone else's point of view
Man er meget tilbøjelig til at være enig i at... fordi...
One is very much inclined to agree with… because…
Used when in general agreement with someone else's point of view
Jeg kan se hans/hendes pointe.
I can see his/her point.
Used when you believe someone else's point of view is valid, but you do not fully agree
Jeg er fuldstændig enig i det...
I entirely agree that…
Used when in complete agreement with someone else's point of view
Jeg støtter med liv og lyst meningen om at...
I endorse wholeheartedly the opinion that…
Used when in complete agreement with someone else's point of view

Main Body - Disagreeing

I store træk, jeg er uenig i at... fordi...
Broadly speaking, I disagree with… because…
Used when in general disagreement with someone else's point of view
Man er meget tilbøjelig til at være uenig i at... fordi...
One is very much inclined to disagree with… because…
Used when in general disagreement with someone else's point of view
Jeg forstår hans pointe, men jeg er fuldstændig uenig.
I can see his point, but disagree with it entirely.
Used when you understand someone else's point of view, but you do not agree with it at all
Jeg er stærkt uenig i at...
I strongly disagree that…
Used when in complete disagreement with someone else's point of view
Jeg er fuldt og fast imod den ide at...
I am firmly opposed to the idea that…
Used when in complete opposition to someone else's point of view

Main Body - Comparisons

... og... er ens/forskellige med hensyn til...
…and…are similar/different as regards to…
An informal way of stating specific similarities or comparisons between two things
I modsætning til..., ...viser...
In contrast to…, …shows…
Used when wanting to emphasize the difference between two things
...i modsætning til... er...
…by contrast with… is/are…
Used when wanting to emphasize the difference between two things
...er lig... i forbindelse med
…is similar to… in respect of…
Used when wanting to emphasize and explain a similarity between two things
...og... er forskellige med hensyn til...
…and… differ in terms of...
Used when wanting to emphasize and explain a difference between two things
Den første..., i modsætning til, den anden...
The first…, by contrast, the second…
Used when wanting to emphasize the difference between two things
En af de primære ligheder/forskelligheder mellem... og.. er at...
One of the main similarities/differences between… and… is that…
Used when stating specific similarities or comparisons between two things
En forskel mellem... og... er at..., hvorimod...
One difference between… and… is that…, whereas…
Used to highlight a difference between two things, can be the start of a long list of differences

Main Body - Opinions

Jeg ville sige at...
I would say that…
Used to give a personal opinion, of which you are not fully confident
For mig virker det som om at...
It seems to me that…
Used to give a personal opinion, of which you are not fully confident
Efter min mening...
In my opinion…
Used to give a personal opinion
Fra mit synspunkt...
From my point of view…
Used to give a personal opinion
Jeg er af den mening at...
I am of the opinion that…
Used to give a personal opinion
Jeg mener der er adskillige grunde. For det første,... For det andet...
I believe that there are several reasons. Firstly,… Secondly…
Used when wanting to list many reasons for something
Det er min opfattelse at... fordi...
It is my belief that… because…
Used to give a personal opinion that you are sure of and an explanation of said opinion

Main Body - Connecting Elements

Lad os analysere/skifte til/undersøge...
Let us now analyze/turn to/examine…
Used when changing subject and to start a new paragraph
Det er nu tydeligt at... Lad os fokusere på...
It is now clear that… . Let us turn our attention to…
Used when changing subject and to start a new paragraph
Ydermere, et argument mod dette kan ikke ignoreres: ...
Moreover, one argument against this cannot be ignored: …
Used when adding important information to an already developed argument
Indrømmet..., men...
Admittedly…, but…
Used when conceding a counter-argument, but wanting to suggest further analysis of your own
Er det sandt at..., men faktum er at...
It is true that…, yet the fact remains that…
Used when conceding a counter-argument, but wanting to suggest further analysis of your own
Selvom, ikke desto mindre...
Granted, …, nevertheless…
Used when conceding a counter-argument, but wanting to suggest further analysis of your own
Derimod,...
On the contrary, …
Used when correcting a mistaken belief, after said belief has been stated
På den ene side...
On the one hand…
Used to introduce one side of an argument
På den anden side...
On the other hand…
Used to show another side of an argument. Always used after "on the one hand…"
På trods af...
In spite of…
Used when making an argument, which goes against certain data or beliefs
Til trods for det faktum at...
Despite the fact that…
Used when making an argument, which goes against certain data or beliefs
Videnskabeligt/historisk set...
Scientifically/Historically speaking…
Used when referring to science or past events in history
I øvrigt...
Incidentally…
Used when an additional point is thought of that can support your analysis
Endvidere...
Furthermore…
Used when developing a point to a high analytical level