“Informal English Phrases
These phrases are ideal for language tests such as for example TOEFL or IELTS. These phrases will probably be too informal because they are too personal in an academic essay.
“IN MY ESTIMATION, + YOUR SENTENCE”
- A good education is more important than a good car in my opinion.
“I BELIEVE THAT + + that is THAT SENTENCEYOUR”
- I really believe that schools should encourage students to walk or cycle to school as opposed to drive.
“IN MY MIND, + YOUR SENTENCE”
- “In my mind, no-one should have to cover health care.”
More Formal Academic Phrases With ‘That’
These phrases are far more suited to academic essays. Whether you should use an informal phrase or an academic phrase, use an academic one if you are unsure. If you think your writing may be informal, read this post to find out more.
The patterns here are quite straightforward. Just add your sentence after ‘that’.
“IT WOULD SEEM THAT + YOUR SENTENCE”