Agreeing or disagreeing with a
In a discussion, it is good to link up with what has already been said – for
example, by agreeing or disagreeing with a previous speaker. You are telling
someone that you agree of disagree with their opinion.
Responding to someone else's
"I think [NAME] made an interesting point…"
"I'd like to add something to what [NAME]
"Can I make a comment on what [NAME]
"Can I come back to what [NAME] said…"
Agreeing with a previous
"[NAME] said that ____________. I tend to agree
with that view because…"
AGREE + REASON
"I agree with what [NAME] said about
____________. In my view…"
"I agree. For example, if you consider the
situation in my country…"
"I think you're right."
"I agree with you."
"I couldn't agree with you more."
"You're absolutely right."
"I agree entirely."
"I totally agree."
Agreeing in part
"I agree with you up to a point, but..."
"That's quite true, but..."
"I agree with you in principle, but..."
Disagreeing with a previous
"[NAME] said that________. I disagree because…"
"[NAME] said that __________. However, in my
"I can't agree with what [NAME] said about__________.
In my view…"
"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."
Note that when you disagree with someone, you can often
more polite by using a phrase such as "I'm afraid..."
"I don't agree at all."
"I totally disagree."
"I couldn't agree with you less."