Talking about Advantages and Disadvantages
Do yourself a favour and add these expressions to your English vocabulary. Here are some useful expressions and phrases to help you do the talking about the advantages and disadvantages of different things and features.
(One of) the huge/great/big advantages of
One of the biggest advantages of mobile phones is that you can make video calls to anyone anywhere in the world for free.
A distinct/great/huge advantage over someone/something
Her knowledge of the Spanish language gives her a distinct advantage over other candidates.
Advantages outweigh disadvantages
Despite being unreliable at times, the advantages of our healthcare system outweigh its disadvantages.
The good/bad thing about something
The best thing about living in Barcelona is that we can go swimming in the sea at any time.
One of the best points of this bicycle is that it is foldable.
Advantages and disadvantages
An advantage of having a car is that you can travel large distances and a disadvantage would be the fuel cost and pollution.
The merits and demerits of (advantages and disadvantages)
The merits and demerits of studying abroad were discussed in the article.
Pros and cons (Lat. pro et contra)
We should consider the pros and cons before we change jobs.
Weigh up the pros and cons
The Taylors should weigh up the pros and cons carefully before moving abroad.
The main disadvantage of this car is that it is too small.
The major drawback to life on planet earth is climate change.
Living in the country is pleasurable. However, it has its downsides.
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