Lesson 72

Others Way To Say “To Be Honest” in English

Here is a list of useful ways to say “to be honest” in English. Learn these common phrases to use instead of “to be honest to improve your English.

Actually …
Allow me to speak my mind …
As a matter of fact …
As it happens…
Frankly …
Honestly/ frankly speaking…
Honestly…
I’m going to lay it on the line …
I’m just going to come right out and say it …
I’m only telling you this because I care about you …
If I can speak my mind …
If I shoot from the hip …
If I’m perfectly honest …
If I’m being honest…
If truth be told …
In actual fact …
In all fairness …
In all honesty …
In all sincerity…
In fact …

Examples :

  • Honestly, you must never tell a lie.
  • “Frankly speaking, my experience in this business is limited. “
  • “Yeah, and in all sincerity, it was the most disgusting thing I’ve ever seen!”
  • Jim: Would you like a cup of coffee?
    Jane: No thanks.
    Jim: Oh, go on, I’ve made a fresh pot. It’s very nice.
    Jane: No, really, I’m OK.
    Jim: I’ll pour you one anyway.

    Jane: As a matter of fact, I really hate coffee. Please don’t give me a cup.
  • Peter: Are you going to Sarah’s party on Saturday night?
    Lucy: I’m not sure. Actually, I don’t get on with some of the other girls who are going.



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