Conversation Tips for Agreeing in English


In English conversations, expressing agreement or disagreement is very important. Whether you wholeheartedly agree, partially agree, or disagree entirely, knowing the right phrases to use can help convey your thoughts accurately.


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How to Agree or Disagree in English

Here are some common expressions to express agreement and disagreement in English conversations:


Agreeing in English


  • Yes, and… (One of the most common ways to agree in English is to say “Yes” then go on to add another reason why you agree with “and…”)


  • I think you’re right.


  • I agree with you.


Strong agreement


  • I couldn’t agree with you more.


  • You’re absolutely right.


  • I agree entirely.


  • I totally agree.


  • I completely agree.


Partly agreeing


  • I agree with you up to a point, but…


  • That’s quite true, but…


  • I agree with you in principle, but…


Disagreeing in English


  • Yes, but… (Probably the most common way to disagree is to say you agree by saying “yes”, but then go on to say something different with “but…”)


  • I’m not sure I agree with you.


  • (I’m afraid) I don’t agree.


  • (I’m afraid) I disagree.


  • (I’m afraid) I can’t agree with you.


  • (I’m afraid) I don’t share your opinion.


  • I think we’re going to have to agree to disagree.” (There is nothing else you can agree on except the fact that you disagree with each other!)



When you disagree with someone in English, you can often sound more polite by using a phrase such as “I’m afraid…” or “I’m sorry, but…”


Disagreeing strongly


  • I don’t agree at all.


  • I totally disagree.


  • I couldn’t agree with you less.


  • I really can’t agree with you there.



By utilizing the various expressions provided, you can express your thoughts assertively while maintaining a respectful tone in conversations. So, whether you find yourself in strong agreement, partial agreement, or disagreement, remember that effective communication starts with expressing your viewpoints with clarity and consideration.


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