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D00M
Posted: Friday, August 10, 2018 3:32:38 PM

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Hello respected teachers,

How would you paraphrase the following sentence?

I agree with both views for the following reasons.

I am looking forward to your answers.
thar
Posted: Friday, August 10, 2018 4:31:42 PM

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You go first.

What do you think? How would you say it?

I agree with both views for the following reasons:
I think A has a point because...., but B also makes sense because.....
D00M
Posted: Friday, August 10, 2018 5:14:11 PM

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I take a balanced approach to these views.

While A is a practical solution, B may well prove effective.



I am looking forward to your answers.
Wilmar (USA)
Posted: Friday, August 10, 2018 7:29:26 PM

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I don't have an argument with either side.
D00M
Posted: Saturday, August 11, 2018 12:35:52 PM

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thar, I'm still waiting for your take.

I am looking forward to your answers.
D00M
Posted: Saturday, August 11, 2018 12:37:52 PM

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Wilmar (USA) wrote:
I don't have an argument with either side.


Thanks, Wil.

Would the following be natural to come at the end of the introduction paragraph of a formal essay?

I don't have an argument with either side for the following reason.

I am looking forward to your answers.
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Saturday, August 11, 2018 12:46:27 PM

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Hi!

I think that last sentence would be good if you used 'reasons' rather than 'reason' (as you did in your original). You are not likely to write an essay with just ONE reason, I'm sure.

My version would probably be something like "I believe both views have a lot of truth in them, as I will show in the following paragraphs."

For some reason - just personal preference, I think - I don't like "the following" as a noun-phrase, though it's very common. I like it as an adjective - "the following paragraphs" or your example "the following reasons".

Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
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