Owing to the help from his mother, he has made rapid progress.
Thanks to the angle at which TOM stood, he could just see the sunset.
3.as a result of
Millions of people are threatened with starvation as a result of drought and poor harvests.
The little girl began to cry due to the thunder.
5.on account of
He was very scared on account of darkness.
I'm forever on a diet, since I put on weight easily.
“我认为”别再说 I think了，学学这几种表达方法!
This is a more informal way of giving your opinion: 这个表达更多地用在非正式场合。
例句：I reckon it will be much faster to get to London by train.
2. In my opinion /(3)In my view
These expressions are more formal and are often used when talking about important issues 这两个词组比较正式，并且通常在讨论重要问题时使用。
例句： In my opinion, the Bank of England should not raise interest rates this year.
In my view, they made a huge mistake in not selling the company when they had the chance.
4. It seems to me (5) All things considered
When you’ve thought about a situation carefully you could use either of these two expressions.这两个句式常用来表达经过深思熟虑后的意见。
例句：It seems to me that they are spending more money than they need to attract new talent into the company.
All things considered, I think we made a wise choice in recruiting James.
6. If you ask me
This is used when your opinion is critical. Sometimes, people say this even when their opinion hasn’t been asked for! 这个句式可以用来表达建设性的批评或意见。有时，人们甚至会在没有被询问意见的时候使用这个短语。
例句： –“If you ask me,…..”
–“But I didn’t ask you….!”
If you ask me, she has spoilt her children far too much.
7. To be honest (8) To tell you the truth (9) To be frank
All three expressions are a way of giving your opinion when you know that people may not like what you have to say 如果需要说些不讨喜的话，这三个短语能派上用场。
例句： To tell you the truth, your father was right when he said that you undersold the company.
To be honest, I preferred it when you were blonde.
To be frank, I thought her acting was simply terrible.
10. Frankly speaking
You would use this expression to give your opinion in a more familiar and forthright way. 这是一种更亲近和直率的表达意见的方式。
例句： Frankly speaking, I don’t know what she sees in him.
This is used to emphasize that you are giving your own opinion Personally通常用来强调你表达的只是个人意见。
例句：Personally, I think the CEO should apologize for his appalling behavior at the shareholders meeting.
12. To my mind (13) As far as
I’m concerned When you realize that other people may not agree with you, you would use either of these expressions.如果你觉得别人可能不会同意你的意见，可以使用这两种表达中的任意一种。
例句：To my mind, private education is better than state education.
As far as I’m concerned, tennis is a much more interesting sport than football.