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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|
To decline an invitation/
- 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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