Agreeing or disagreeing with an opinion in English. On the previous page, we looked at better ways that you can express an opinion in English. On this page, we will look at some of the ways you can react to an opinion or statement you have heard. We’ll start by looking at some ways you can express agreement with a point of view.
Agreeing with an opinion / a statement:
- Neither do I / So do I
- That’s just what I was thinking.
- I’m with you there.
- I’d go along with that.
- No doubt about that.
- You know, that’s exactly what I think.
- Couldn’t agree with you more!
- I totally agree.
- That’s a good point.
Disagreeing with an opinion / a statement:
- Not sure I’m with you on that.
- That’s not entirely true though.
- No I’m afraid I can’t agree with you there.
- You can’t be serious!
- I have to disagree with you there.
- I’m not so sure I agree with that.
- Don’t be silly!
- That’s ridiculous.
- I think we’ll have to disagree on that.
- I see what you’re saying, but…
- That’s ridiculous!
- No way, I don’t believe it!
So now you know of some ways you can agree or disagree with another person, what about the language we use when your are indifferent (have no feeling either way)? Here are some useful phrases to use to express your indifference to a point of view:
- I don’t really know
- I’ve got no opinion either way
- I couldn’t say
- It makes no difference to me
- It’s all the same to me.
- Who cares?
- It makes no difference to me either way
- I suppose you could be right (although this partially agrees, it carries the meaning of ‘I don’t care’)