English | Phrases - Academic | Main Body

Main Body - Agreeing

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

Main Body - Disagreeing

Jag håller i stort sett inte med ... eftersom ...
Broadly speaking, I disagree with… because…
Used when in general disagreement with someone else's point of view
Jag är mycket benägen att inte hålla med ... eftersom ...
One is very much inclined to disagree with… because…
Used when in general disagreement with someone else's point of view
Jag kan se hans poäng, men jag håller inte helt med om den.
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
Jag håller verkligen inte alls med om att ...
I strongly disagree that…
Used when in complete disagreement with someone else's point of view
Jag är helt och hållet emot idén att ...
I am firmly opposed to the idea that…
Used when in complete opposition to someone else's point of view

Main Body - Comparisons

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

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

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