Formal writing (Discursive essay, business letters) Formal speech (Business meeting, speeches) Informal speech Neutral speech (Advising with interest) Any of these expressions can be switched from one group to another depending on for example the tone of voice.
It goes without saying that… One of the most successful ways of…is.. Most experts agree that… The point I am making can be effectively illustrated by an example. There are…mane reasons why I hold this point of view.
Surely the most sensible thing would be to… Can´t I persuade you to… I think it would be a pity if we didn´t… Are you quite sure you wont reconsider? I think you might regret it later if you didn´t… Couldn´t you be persuaded to…
Come on! Don´t be like that! Can´t you just… Why don´t you… Do it for my sake! Not even for me? Just this once!
I really think you should… Are you really sure you can´t…? You´d do well to… Think it over, at least. Give it some thought.