As you converse in English, you’re bound to reach a point where you have to agree or disagree. But you cannot always nod your head and say a simple ‘yes’ or ‘no’.
Spoken English skills include good vocabulary and the ability to express yourself in different ways. Being repetitive can be a big turn off. Presentations in office, meetings and debates are occasions where you have to express your views and agree/disagree with others.
Keep these phrases in mind the next time!
To agree :
- You’re absolutely right!
- I agree with you hundred percent.
- I couldn’t agree with you more.
- You have a point.
- No doubt about that!
- That is exactly how I feel.
- I am not with you on this.
- Not at all!
- I’m afraid I don’t agree with that.
- I am not so sure about that.
- That is not always the case..
- I don’t believe that!
To settle an argument:
- I guess we’ll have to agree to disagree.
- Let’s drop it, shall we?
- Okay, if you say so…
- Let’s leave it at that.
- We shall take this up next time.
Use these phrases to not sound repetitive the next time you have to agree or disagree with someone.