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.


  • 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.


  • 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


  • 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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