what I'm trying to say is (that) ...
the point I'm trying to make is (that) ...
Well, I I what I mean is (that) ... (Tentative)
What I mean is (that) ...
What I'm saying is (that) ...
All I'm trying to say is (that) ... (Informal)
Well, to be frank (Strong, blunt)
C) Cut them down to the five most important. | B) Turn the above situation into a dialogue and act it out. | ORGANIZATION AND STRUCTURE OF THE SYSTEM OF EDUCATION IN THE USA | TOOLS FOR EVALUATING A STORY | By L.P. Hartley | Unit Six | INTERVIEW TECHNIQUES | Respond to the following situations either in a short story, using a dialogue and a description, or in an essay form. | CONVERSATIONAL EXPRESSIONS | ATTACK AND RESPONSE |