When we negotiate, or just talk to a friend, we often have to agree or disagree with the other person. Expressing disagreements is always considered honest and sometimes courageous. In the making of language, whether speaking or writing, one of the most important linguistic functions is that of agreement and contradiction. This linguistic funciton is important because it allows locophones to negotiate meaning and make agreements while communicating with others. That is why I will teach you in today`s quick letter how to express your agreement and disagreement in English with a comprehensive list of expressions that will allow you to agree with others and not approve of them. I will also show you a few words to express your opinion, because this is closely related to how we agree or disagree with others. We will now look at some differences of opinion. In that case, I should tell you that if we do not agree with someone, it seems quite rude to simply say, «I do not agree.» That`s why I added 4 opening expressions that made the disagreements seem more polite. So if you look at the following list, try combining one of the 4 expressions of the first level that are one of the different expressions of the second level. For example: (1) I fear (2) I do not share their point of view. In spoken English, it is often too direct to say «I don`t agree.» Most Anglophones use phrases that are modified to be more polite, or indirect methods to express disagreements.
Let`s learn a few sentences that are listed below: it`s true! Absolutely! It`s true! Me too! Yes, I agree! I absolutely agree! That`s all I could accept! I know what you mean! You are right. That`s a good point. I disagree! I don`t agree with that at all! That`s not true! It`s not true! I am not sure. Which of these phrases of agreement and opposition are your favorites? Which one do you use most often? What`s new to you? It is only partially true that… That`s true, but… I can only agree with reservations. It`s obvious, but… This is not necessarily the case.
It is not as simple as it sounds. I agree with you, but… I partially agree with you, but… Maybe you`re right. In this section, you have a series of phrases to show you how you can accept in English in different ways. My advice is that you read through them, choose 5 or 6 that you particularly like and that you memorize them. Also, I just recommend stopping «I agree with you» because it`s terribly easy and if you`re trying to make a Speaking B2 or Speaking C1, it certainly won`t be enough. So let`s take a look. There is no doubt that… I agree with you.
I agree with you. I agree with you. I just have to agree. I agree. I agree. That`s exactly what I think. You can start a debate or discussion by sharing your opinion, or you can give your opinion to people in a conversation: Here are some phrases you can use to accept and disagree. You should use these expressions in a discussion activity.
Thank you for making me understand the sentences. Students make this Simpe error due to a lack of knowledge of the right phrases. I hope that everyone agrees with these formulations and contradicts what is useful. Keep in mind that communication is a matter of interaction with others, so you should really make an effort to communicate with others accurately and appropriately. Finally, I also recommend using some of these phrases in your writing tasks for B2 and C1, in particular. Do this exercise to practice the language, to accept, contradict or consent in part.