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Business English Skill Set - Small Talk

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Lesson 6, Topic 2

Expressions for Agreeing and Disagreeing

Kate July 21, 2020
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Let’s take a look at some useful expressions for agreeing and disagreeing.

Agreeing

  • I agree (Note: I am agree is incorrect. There is the more formal option ‘I am of agreement’ but this is not very common.)
  • I think so too.
  • I agree with you there.
  • I think the same.
  • That’s what I thought too.
  • I concur.
  • That’s a good/great/brilliant/smart etc idea.
  • I couldn’t agree more. (strong agreement)
  • Me too.
  • Me neither. (expressing agreement of a negative sentence)

Disagreeing

  • I don’t think so.
  • I don’t agree./I disagree.
  • I completely/totally disagree. (strong disagreement)
  • You have a point, but…
  • I hear what you’re saying, but…
  • I don’t think we’re on the same page.

Conceding

When you change your opinion based on what the person has said.

  • You have a point.
  • I guess so./I suppose so.
  • I guess that’s true./I suppose that’s true.
  • You’re right there.

Let’s take a look at some example conversations:

“I don’t like horror movies at all. They’re just not my cup of tea.”

“Me neither. I can’t understand the appeal. I much prefer comedies – they’re much more relaxing.”

“I agree with you there.”


“The event was a disaster. There should have been much better organisation.”

“I couldn’t agree more. It was a total shambles.”


“The album wasn’t as good as I was expecting. I didn’t like it as much as the first one.”

“I hear what you’re saying, but I suppose they are trying to experiment with a new sound.”

“I suppose that’s true. You can’t please everyone.”