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Vocabulary: agreement/ disagreement
At every moment of our daily life, we may have to give our opinion, and we shouldn't refrain from it!
We may need to express our agreement, or disagreement with a person's action or attitude. Then, it's much better to do it properly!
I don't think there are many other constructions where learners make such frequent mistakes... or repeatedly the same kind of mistakes as that of this verb!
To AGREE WITH SOMEONE. (Be CAREFUL! AGREE shouldn't be built with BE as an auxiliary!)
- I really agree with what you're saying!
I) How to EXPRESS your AGREEMENT: I agree with you!
There are also many derived and similar expressions:
- There is no doubt about it that...
- I completely/ absolutely/ totally/ entirely/ agree with you.
- I simply must agree (with you) that.
- I am of the same opinion as...
- That's exactly what I think...
- There are many reasons for...
II) HOW to EXPRESS Partial AGREEMENT:
You can also agree but with reservation, especially when there is a doubt or feeling of not being able to accept something completely.
Qualified/ partial disagreement:
- It is only partly true that...
Expressing disagreement is always respected as honest, and sometimes as courageous.
Yes, I know... Here are quite a number of expressions to "remember". But, if you consider them more closely, a large number are quite similar, only expressing little details or nuances. Getting used to using them will teach you which one to use, depending on the persons you're discussing with and on the level of language (or register) you have to use. Finally, it quickly becomes quite easy ...
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