10 Phrases for Agreeing and Disagreeing

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The act of agreeing and disagreeing is part of everyone’s daily conversation in any language. Every day, we disagree at home, at school, in the office, when we are together with our friends, or even with strangers.

Simplistically, agreeing with someone means to approve their opinion, statement, or action. Disagreeing, on the contrary, is the opposite of agreeing.

Here are some expressions you can use to agree and disagree. You will need to use these expressions in a discussion activity.

10 Phrases for Agreeing

1. Exactly.

2. Absolutely.

3. That’s so true.

4. That’s for sure.

5. I agree 100%

6. I couldn’t agree with you more.

7. That’s exactly what I think. / That’s exactly how I feel.

8. (informal) Tell me about it! / You’re telling me!

9. (informal) I’ll say!

10. I suppose so. (use this phrase for weak agreement – you agree, but reluctantly)

Note: Avoid the common error of saying “I’m agree” – the correct phrase is “I agree” or 

“I’m in agreement” – the second one is more formal.

10 Phrases for Disagreeing

1. I don’t think so.

2. I beg to differ.

3. I’m afraid I don’t agree.

4. I’m not so sure about that.

5. That’s not how I see it.

6. Not necessarily.

7. Yes, but… [say your opinion]

8. On the contrary.

9. (very informal) No way!

10. (very strong) I totally disagree.

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