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How to agree with someone in English Posted by on Sep 30, 2020 in English Grammar, English Language, English Vocabulary

Hey, everyone! There is no denying that we are currently living in times of drastic polarization, wouldn’t you say so? And while that is not necessarily negative, given that we are more and more exposed to different points of view, there is nothing more comforting than being able to agree with someone’s opinion. And there are several ways to do that in English. And this is why today’s post will help you move beyond the highly useful but overused I agree. We are going to go over some idioms, phrases and expressions that can be used to express agreement. Be it at a casual conversation with friends, at a sober business meeting or in a lecture at the university, showing someone that you share the same opinion can not only enrich the debate but also forge bonds. Besides, the more you use these terms, the more natural and fluid conversation will sound. So it’s time to get started! Do you agree?

How to mildly agree with someone

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  • Fair enough. 

  • I suppose so. 

  • I guess so.

  • I see what you mean.

  • Sounds about right. 

How to strongly agree with someone 

  • I couldn’t have said it better myself!

  • I couldn’t agree more. 

  • There’s no arguing with (the fact that).

  • You took the words right out of my mouth. 

  • You’re (absolutely) right.

  • You can say that again!

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Neutral ways to agree with someone 

  • For sure.

  • That makes two of us.

  • (That’s very) well put.

  • I have to side with you on that one. 

  • You can’t argue with that.

  • I’m with you on that.

  • There’s no doubt about it. 

  • That’s so true!

  • That’s how I see it too.

  • My thoughts exactly! 

  • You got it!

  • So do I.

  • You make a/an excellent/good/great/interesting point.

  • I’d go along with you.

  • Same here.

Note that not all these expressions may have an exact translation to you language, so it’s better to figure our their meaning from context rather than looking for equivalents. And I guess we can all agree it’s time to wrap it up for now, right? Well, great minds think alike! Can you come up with any other phrases or expressions that convey agreement in English? Write your comment below and let us know! And now I’m pretty sure you guys can probably imagine what our next post with be about, can’t you? Have a good one and see you next time!

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