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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #122038: Vocabulary: acceptance or refusal
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    Vocabulary: acceptance or refusal


     

    In life, we have lots of choices and decisions to make and to express... Here are a few ways to put them into words.

     

     

                             

    1) A few ways of ACCEPTING... 

     To accept stg/ that  To agree to stg/ that 
     Acceptance of stg To agree with sb about stg 
     To be in agreement  To go along with stg  
     To come to an agreement                     To reach an agreement with... about                          
     To approve of stg Approval
     To give one's approval  To consent TO something
     To give one's  consent  Consentment 

     By common consent 

     By common agreement 

     To acquiesce/ acquiescence

     

    A FEW EXPRESSIONS : 

    - I'd love to! Thanks! 

    - I'd love some! Thank you for everything! / thank you for the invitation! 

    - Sure! Thanks! 

    - Sounds great, thank you! 

    - I fully endorse your view!

    - Come on! Say yes! 

    - That sounds like fun! Thanks for inviting me! 

     

                 

     

    2) SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO REFUSE! 

     To refuse somebody something            

     To refuse to do something 

     To turn sb down  
     To disagree / to oppose/ to reject To be at odds with
     To be controversial To be at loggerheads
     To be at cross purposes To contend for stg
     A refusal 

     To decline an invitation/      

     a request

     

    - It's out of the question! 

    - No way!

    - I'm afraid it's against Company policy! 

    - Not if I can help it! 

    - You must be joking! / kidding! 

    - Over my dead body!

    - Thanks so much, but I'm afraid I have (other) plans! 

    - I'm sorry I can't make it!/ I am busy! 

    - No, but thanks for offering! 

     

                                                                                                                                                        To turn down= refuse

     

    Sometimes, we must refuse offers, and it may be wise to do so. Most of the times, it's very pleasant to accept offers or invitations and quite satisfying for everyone!

     



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