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If you ask me

"If you ask me..."

Meaning: in my opinion; used when giving one's own opinion

Similar Expressions
  • If you ask me, we need to change our strategy.
  • In my opinion, we need to change our strategy.
  • I think that we need to change our strategy.
  • I believe that we need to change our strategy.
When do we use it?

We can use this expression whenever we are telling our opinion to another person or group.

This expression does not add any new information to our sentence, it just emphasizes that what we are saying is our opinion.
  • We shouldn't do it.
  • If you ask me, we shouldn't do it.
How do we use it?

We use this expression at the beginning of a sentence before an opinion or idea. Put a comma after this expression when writing.
  • If you ask me, she needs to find a new boyfriend.
  • If you ask me, people need to stop using their phones so much.
  • If you ask me, this restaurant is too expensive.
Example English Conversations

A) Our company's profits have been falling for 3 years.
B) If you ask me, we need new leadership.

A) He is my favorite player.
B) Me too. If you ask me, he is the best player in the league.

A) I love this park.
B) If you ask me, this is the best park in the city.

The more English idioms and expressions that you know, the easier it will be for you to have conversation in English. If you study these free English lessons about commonly used English expressions and idioms consistently, then over time you will build a solid English vocabulary that will help you speak English fluently.

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