Conversational Patterns in English


This is a part of a repertoire of conversational patterns in English I'll be featuring here.


Opening a discussion

  • To begin with,...
  • We need to discuss / determine/ find out...
  • Let's start by (V ing)...
  • We'll start by (V ing)...
  • The problem/issue/question here is . . .
  • The important thing (here) is . . .
  • The main thing we need to discuss is . . .
  • Let's look at . . .
  • It looks like . . .
  • It appears that . . .

Asking for input

  • What do you think?
  • How about you?
  • How do you feel about that?
  • Any ideas on that?
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