I have to admit

Point 72 in MODALITY is defined:

the fixed expression: ‘I have to admit’ for emphasis


PELIC STUDENT EXAMPLE:

When I want to talk about my weaknesses in writing in English,

I have to admit the new words are my main problem.

Arabic male, level 4 writing class.

 

TLC STUDENT SPEAKING TEST EXAMPLE:

ThereforeI have to admit that it’s true with most old people,

but with my parents,

 I think that before I was born they hoped that they were going to have a girl.

male China C1

*There are only a few examples that all start at C1 in the TLC.