Expressions for Agreeing and Disagreeing in English

There are several ways how we can communicate our agreements or disagreements...


1. Agreeing

I can’t help thinking the same

True enough

That’s right

I couldn’t agree more

That’s just I was thinking

That’s my view exactly

I (totally) agree with you/that

I feel the same.

No doubt about it

That’s a good point/ I see you point

I see where you’re coming from.

Absolutely/Definitely/Exactly

2. Disagreeing

Well, as a matter of fact,…

I’m not sure about that

I see things rather differently myself

I don’t entirely agree with you

Well, my opinion is that…

I must take issue with you on that.

Actually,…

I’m afraid I disagree

I don’t agree with you/that.

I’d be inclined to disagree

That’s not the way I see it.

I don’t think so/ I don’t feel the same

3. Asking for repetition

Would you mind repeating that…

Pardon?

What was that?

I’m afraid I didn’t catch that…

Are you saying…

I didn’t quite follow what you said about…

4. Interrupting

Sorry to butt in,…

Could I just say that

Sorry to interrupt but

Asking for more time

May I think about that for a moment?

How can I put this?

How can I best say this?

Let me get this right

5. Sum up

In short,…

To sum up,…

So in conclusion,…

To summarise,…

6. Saying in another way

What I’m trying to say is…

In other words…

Perhaps I should make that clear by saying…

How can I best say this?

To put it another way…

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