Swedish | Phrases - Academic | Main Body

Main Body - Agreeing

Broadly speaking, I agree with… because…
I stort sett håller jag med ... eftersom ...
Used when in general agreement with someone else's point of view
One is very much inclined to agree with… because…
Jag är mycket benägen att hålla med ... eftersom ...
Used when in general agreement with someone else's point of view
I can see his/her point.
Jag kan förstå hans/hennes poäng.
Used when you believe someone else's point of view is valid, but you do not fully agree
I entirely agree that…
Jag håller helt med om att ...
Used when in complete agreement with someone else's point of view
I endorse wholeheartedly the opinion that…
Jag stöder helhjärtat åsikten att ...
Used when in complete agreement with someone else's point of view

Main Body - Disagreeing

Broadly speaking, I disagree with… because…
Jag håller i stort sett inte med ... eftersom ...
Used when in general disagreement with someone else's point of view
One is very much inclined to disagree with… because…
Jag är mycket benägen att inte hålla med ... eftersom ...
Used when in general disagreement with someone else's point of view
I can see his point, but disagree with it entirely.
Jag kan se hans poäng, men jag håller inte helt med om den.
Used when you understand someone else's point of view, but you do not agree with it at all
I strongly disagree that…
Jag håller verkligen inte alls med om att ...
Used when in complete disagreement with someone else's point of view
I am firmly opposed to the idea that…
Jag är helt och hållet emot idén att ...
Used when in complete opposition to someone else's point of view

Main Body - Comparisons

…and…are similar/different as regards to…
... och ... är lika/olika när det gäller ...
An informal way of stating specific similarities or comparisons between two things
In contrast to…, …shows…
I motsats till ..., ... visar ...
Used when wanting to emphasize the difference between two things
…by contrast with… is/are…
... till skillnad från ... är...
Used when wanting to emphasize the difference between two things
…is similar to… in respect of…
... liknar ... när det gäller ...
Used when wanting to emphasize and explain a similarity between two things
…and… differ in terms of...
... och ... skiljer sig när det kommer till ...
Used when wanting to emphasize and explain a difference between two things
The first…, by contrast, the second…
Den första ... men i motsats till den, är den andra ...
Used when wanting to emphasize the difference between two things
One of the main similarities/differences between… and… is that…
En av de största likheterna/skillnaderna mellan ... och ... är att ...
Used when stating specific similarities or comparisons between two things
One difference between… and… is that…, whereas…
En skillnad mellan ... och ... är att ..., medan ...
Used to highlight a difference between two things, can be the start of a long list of differences

Main Body - Opinions

I would say that…
Jag skulle säga att ...
Used to give a personal opinion, of which you are not fully confident
It seems to me that…
För mig verkar det som att ...
Used to give a personal opinion, of which you are not fully confident
In my opinion…
Enligt min åsikt ...
Used to give a personal opinion
From my point of view…
Från min synpunkt sett ...
Used to give a personal opinion
I am of the opinion that…
Jag är av den uppfattningen att ...
Used to give a personal opinion
I believe that there are several reasons. Firstly,… Secondly…
Jag tror att det finns flera skäl till detta. För det första ... För det andra ...
Used when wanting to list many reasons for something
It is my belief that… because…
Det är min åsikt att ... eftersom ...
Used to give a personal opinion that you are sure of and an explanation of said opinion

Main Body - Connecting Elements

Let us now analyze/turn to/examine…
Låt oss nu analysera/undersöka ...
Used when changing subject and to start a new paragraph
It is now clear that… . Let us turn our attention to…
Det står nu klart att .... Låt oss nu rikta vår uppmärksamhet mot ...
Used when changing subject and to start a new paragraph
Moreover, one argument against this cannot be ignored: …
Dessutom kan ett argument mot detta inte ignoreras: ...
Used when adding important information to an already developed argument
Admittedly…, but…
Visserligen ... men ...
Used when conceding a counter-argument, but wanting to suggest further analysis of your own
It is true that…, yet the fact remains that…
Det är sant att ..., men faktum kvarstår att ...
Used when conceding a counter-argument, but wanting to suggest further analysis of your own
Granted, …, nevertheless…
Det stämmer visserligen, ... men ändå ...
Used when conceding a counter-argument, but wanting to suggest further analysis of your own
On the contrary, …
Tvärtom ...
Used when correcting a mistaken belief, after said belief has been stated
On the one hand…
Å ena sidan ...
Used to introduce one side of an argument
On the other hand…
Å andra sidan ...
Used to show another side of an argument. Always used after "on the one hand…"
In spite of…
Trots ...
Used when making an argument, which goes against certain data or beliefs
Despite the fact that…
Trots att ...
Used when making an argument, which goes against certain data or beliefs
Scientifically/Historically speaking…
Vetenskapligt sett/Ur ett historiskt perspektiv...
Used when referring to science or past events in history
Incidentally…
För övrigt/Förresten ...
Used when an additional point is thought of that can support your analysis
Furthermore…
Dessutom ...
Used when developing a point to a high analytical level