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(OP)
Hello,

Can someone help me please on this, I am looking for another way to say "my take is: "

I don't want to use things like : my view is, my approach is, my perspective is... these seems just a little bit too strong for what I want to express. "My take is " is the best but I want to use something else but equivalent.

Any help is appreciated

Thanks

"If you want to acquire a knowledge or skill, read a book and practice the skill".

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Opinion, viewpoint.

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What's wrong with "I think ..."

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"Correct me if I'm wrong, ...".
I generally hate this phrase because it is way over-used by intellectually lazy people who use it to say all sorts of non-sense, or things they actually know are wrong.

Better: "So, my understanding is, ...".

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The thing is, it has to sound like you.

I can get away with "from where I'm sitting, it looks like...." - but only because people expect me to sound a bit like that already.

A.

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"My two cents" is pretty common around here. "Is it possible" can be effective. Or just "I suppose".

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"The way I see it is..."
"From where I stand..."
"My interpretation is..."

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how formal do you want to be ? is this for a report or email or chatting around the watercooler ?

"my take is" often follows some data/results ... so "this proves ..." or "this proves, in my opinion, ..."

if you're just stateing an opinion ... "I think ..." or "I believe ..." ... the difference is do you want to connect with the reader on a logical ground or emotional ?

Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

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(OP)

rb1957, this is to put on a slide...it is a bit formal.

CorBlimeyLimey,

"The way I see it is..."
"From where I stand..."
"My interpretation is..."

Excellent. I will use one of these.

"My two cents" is also good but cannot use it.

Anyhow thanks guys for the help

"If you want to acquire a knowledge or skill, read a book and practice the skill".

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my 2c ... too many words for a slide. this is the soundtrack to the presentation, maybe a slider header "problem definition" ?

Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

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In formal written conversation, I'd avoid this expression. I'd also avoid, "In my opinion," or other such language. If you present facts that are geared toward a data objective and then draw conclusions, the reader's perspective should already be, "This is your, "Take" or, "Opinion" on the matter. So, what is the context of your inquiry?

f-d

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Please don't say "I feel..."

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Or "For all I care..."

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Grok.

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"I believe that..."

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JHG

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I find that I use the phrase "It is my understanding that ..." in situations such as this.

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How about not excusing your comments before you make them, and instead just expressing your opinion directly and immediately?
If it's coming from your mouth, your pen, or your keyboard, and isn't prefaced as "so-and-so says that..." then I would take it as your opinion anyway.

STF

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I would really hesitate to say "this proves" when giving an opinion or interpretation based on a limited (or even a not-so-limited) set of data. Proof implies fact. Even if it is an obvious conclusion and you think it very likely to be true, that's still a few steps away from proof. "This supports" seems much more appropriate.

This supports the concept that an opinion should never be stated as factual. If it is factual, then it's not an opinion, and that should be made clear. *In my opinion* it can be confusing either way, and *my take is that* depending on the context, *I think* it is irresponsible to not make the distinction.

*I think that* all the phrases in asterisks are completely unnecessary and *in my opinion* should be omitted because *I feel* they clutter up the sentences.

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my filling...

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my preferance is

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in my last post I should say, my feeling...

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I guess.

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Most true negotiators know that to avoid intimidation, projection, resentment by others, imposing one's will unduly, or other forms of puffing up the red feathers, demanding one's own preferred outcomes and otherwise increase the chance of stifling meaningful conversations, statements of opinions and beliefs should be avoided, since these terms are generally recognized as strong convictions with the risk of upsetting the holders of those opinions and beliefs and damaging the situation should agreements complying with those points not be reached. Hence the use of "feelings" and perhaps "understandings" is preferable when it is genuinely the object of the conversation to draw out agreements, alternate solutions and ideas that will succeed in the group context. If you are only interested in your own opinion or beliefs, then state it, with the risk of that being the only result of the discussion. I admit it is kind of a whiny use of words, but such methods have proven to deliver results that more stakeholders will find agreeable and ultimately acceptable.

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I hate it when people talk about their feelings in a business context, and usually in any context.
That being said, I think BigInch is right.

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My feeling is that BigInch is rigt...

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(OP)
What about this :

"I think we will all agree here that..."
or "we can fairly conclude that..."
or "it is safe at this point to infer that..."

"If you want to acquire a knowledge or skill, read a book and practice the skill".

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I suppose...

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"My theory is..." Implies that your opinion is based on some sort of data or experience but also leaves it open for further discussion, or modifications based on more/different data.
In fact*, in my opinion, using the word "theory" specifically opens up the channels for discussion in order to support or reject the theory.

Note: (*in fact, implies a law like gravity and should never be used in any context that is based on opinion or theory. "in fact, in my opinion" seems oxymoronic, funny that I typed that and didn't think it as odd until afterward.)

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How about "My take is 10% of net"

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Much ado about nothing.

"My take is..." is as good as anything for informal discussions. If you're writing a formal thesis you probably want to dress it up a bit. Just leave an opening for someone to disagree with your "take." If "my take" is wrong I would hope that someone would correct me gently and explain my error.

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"You know"

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Like @Paulusgnome, I use the phrase "It's my understanding that.." when speaking of matters of perception or opinion, and not those of fact or tangibility.

I also think a couple people here are annoyed by that phrase. When speaking on a heated topic, or during a rather heated time (something went FUBAR and we're in the process of an ad-hoc workaround, and trying not to focus on blame, for example) I've gotten some extra-heated responses. "WHERE DID THAT /UNDERSTANDING/ COME FROM, J?!"

Or maybe I over-use the phrase. It's possible I should pepper some more alternatives in. :)

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"On this matter, thoughts, Mine they are"
In best Yoda voice...

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In Texas...

Mike McCann, PE, SE (WA)


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First up if using English, use English and "my take" to convey a sense of understanding, belief, view, or thoughts certainly isn't.

It is a capital mistake to theorise before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts. (Sherlock Holmes - A Scandal in Bohemia.)

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I agree with other posters, that "my take" is a little informal.

when talking it through, what follows "my take" ... some sort of explanation or description of how something works, or why something happened.

so a more formal wording would be "I think this failed (or happened) because of ...". if "think" is too "lower class" or over-used how about "theorise" or "postulate"

another day in paradise, or is paradise one day closer ?

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How about "Apparently..,"

Regards,

Mike

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The data suggests to me the following conclusion(s): ...


I am open to comments but the data leads to me the following conclusion(s): ...

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