Expression of Agreement and Disagreement

Agreement and Disagreement

      Expression of Agreement and Disagreement. After sharing about Asking for Repetition and Response and Greeting and Leave Taking, now I want to share about another expression related to speaking area. In this case I want discuss about Agreement and Disagreement Expression. This expression used when we want to response someone opinion or idea.

      There are some expression related to agreement and disagreement. Below is the explanation:

  1. Asking for Agreement

The following expressions can be used to ask someone giving agreement

What do you think about my idea?

Don’t you think …?

Don’t you agree that …?

Do you agree if …?

  1. Giving Response

The following expressions are used to response of someone’s asking for agreement

  1. Agreement
I agree

I agree with you

That’s so true

Exactly

I am with you

That’s for sure

There is no doubt about it that…

I completely / absolutely agree with you.

I agree with you entirely.

I totally agree with you.

I simply must agree with that.

I am of the same opinion.

I am of the same opinion.

That’s exactly what I think.

No doubt about it

  1. Disagreement
I don’t think so

I totally disagree

That’s not always true

Not necessarily

I beg to differ

No, I’m not sure about that

I don’t agree with you.

I’m sorry, but I disagree.

I’m afraid, I can’t agree with you.

I cannot agree with this idea.

I don’t entirely agree with …….

I see what you mean, but ……

I agree, but ……

Yes, but on the other hand ……          

Yes, but don’t you think …      

Yes, maybe, but ….

You may be right, but ….

Do you think so?

I see what you mean, but ….

To some extent, yes, but ….

I don’t think so.

I don’t agree with you.

I’m not sure I agree with you.

 

Example of Dialogue

Rasyid        : “ Hi, Nikmah ! Happy birthday to you.”

Nikmah       : “thank you Rasyid for remembering my birthday.”

Rasyid        :” Well, how many candles are you going to blow today?”

Nikmah       : “four big candles and seven small ones.”

Rasyid    : “ Unbelievable. You look at least 10 years younger. Tell me,   what is your secret?”

Nikmah       : “ Actually, nothing much. But I do believe that beauty is not skin deep.”

Rasyid      :” That’s absolutely true. Beauty comes from inside and the outside as well.”

Nikmah       :” I think we need to have a good personality besides taking care of our physical well-being.”

Rasyid        : “That’s for sure.”

Nikmah       :” that’s why I like to keep an open mind.”

Rasyid        :” I couldn’t agree with you more.

Nikmah       : What do you think about my idea that for personal grooming, I go to the spa, the hair salon and the beauty parlor regularly? It’s well spent.”

Rasyid        : “I’m not sure I agree with you.”

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