Functions Agreeing and disagreeing
 

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Watch it, then compare the expressions from the video with the list below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stating an opinion

  • In my opinion...
  • The way I see it...
  • According to Peter...
  • As far as I'm concerned...

Asking for an opinon

    • What's your idea?
    • What do you think?
    • How do you feel about that?
    • Do you agree?

Expressing agreement

 

  • (weak) I suppose so./I guess so.
  • I agree with you 100 percent.
  • I couldn't agree more.
  • That's so true.
  • That's for sure.
  • Absolutely
  • You're absolutely right.
  • Exactly.
  • I'm afraid I agree with James.
  • I have to side with Matthew on this one.
  • No doubt about it.
  • I was just going to say that.
  • (agree with negative statement) Me neither.
  • (agree with positive statement) Me too / So I am / So have I / So do I (according to the verb used by your interlocutor)
  • (slang) Tell me about it!

Expressing disagreement

    • I don't think so.
    • I'm afraid I disagree.
    • Not necessarily.
    • That's not always true.
    • That's not always the case.
    • No, I'm not so sure about that.
    • (strong) No way.
    • (strong) I totally disagree.
    • (strong) I'd say the exact opposite.

Interruptions

  • Can I add something here?
  • Is it okay if I jump in for a second?
  • If I might add something...
  • Can I throw my two cents in?
  • Sorry to interrupt, but...
  • (after accidentally interrupting someone) Sorry, go ahead. OR Sorry, you were saying...
  • (after being interrupted) You didn't let me finish.

Settling an argument

    • Let's just move on, shall we?
    • Let's drop it.
    • I think we're going to have to agree to disagree.
    • (sarcastic) Whatever you say./If you say so.
 
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