Agreeing in English

In English conversations, people often say that they agree or disagree with each other. There are many ways of agreeing or disagreeing and the one you use depends on how strongly you agree or disagree. Here's a list of some common expressions.

Agreeing in English

"Yes, and…" (One of the most common ways to agree in English is to say "Yes" then go on to add another reason why you agree with "and…")

"I think you're right."

"I agree with you."

Strong agreement

"I couldn't agree with you more."

"You're absolutely right."

"I agree entirely."

"I totally agree."

"I completely agree."

Partly agreeing

"I agree with you up to a point, but…"

"That's quite true, but…"

"I agree with you in principle, but…"

Disagreeing

"Yes, but…" (Probably the most common way to disagree is to say you agree by saying "yes", but then go on to say something different with "but…")

"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."

"I think we're going to have to agree to disagree." (There is nothing else you can agree on except the fact that you disagree with each other!)

Note

When you disagree with someone in English, you can often sound more polite by using a phrase such as "I'm afraid…" or "I'm sorry, but…"

Disagreeing strongly

"I don't agree at all."

"I totally disagree."

"I couldn't agree with you less."

"I really can't agree with you there."

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7 comments

Korosh
Thanks for your article, I have a question regarding use of less/more agree. Is it correct to use less agree or more agree in English?Thank you so much in advance,Regards,
Clare
Not really. We usually say "I agree with you" or "I disagree with you". But you can also say "I couldn't agree with you more" (= I agree 100% with you) or "I couldn't agree with you less" (= I totally disagree with you).
Rosangela Argentina Gamba
I liked this work. I found it useful for my students.
llf
Today, I see someone writing "I am agreed with you". I feel like it's wrong. But it may be an urban style. I don't know. ;)
Clare
It is incorrect! It should be "I agree with you".
thanh
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Papa
Thanks. Very useful indeed.

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