Expressing Opinions: Agreement, Partial and Disagreement Expressions in English

How to Express Opinions in English? In this lesson, you will find many ways of expressing opinions: Agreement, Disagreement, and Partial Agreement Expressions.

How to Express Opinions: Agreement, Disagreement, Partial Agreement

Agreement Phrases

It is worthwhile saying that silence is not understood as agreement. If you agree with an opinion or an idea, you are expected to say so.

Expressions

  • There is no doubt about it…
  • 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.

Disagreement Expressions

Expressing disagreement is always respected as honest, and sometimes as courageous.

Expressions

  • I don’t agree with you.
  • I’m sorry, but I disagree.
  • I’m afraid, I can’t agree with you.
  • The problem is that…
  • I (very much) doubt whether…
  • This is in complete contradiction to…
  • With all due respect,…
  • I am of a different opinion because …
  • I cannot share this / that / the view.
  • I cannot agree with this idea.
  • What I object to is…
  • I have my own thoughts about that.

Partial Agreement Expressions

You can also agree but with reservation especially when there is a doubt or feeling of not being able to accept something completely

Expressions

  • It is only partly true that…
  • That’s true, but…
  • I can agree with that only with reservations.
  • That seems obvious, but…
  • That is not necessarily so.
  • It is not as simple as it seems.
  • I agree with you in principle, but…
  • I agree with you in part, but…
  • Well, you could be right.

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Expressing Opinions

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