It would seem that it is difficult to agree or object? You say "yes" or "no" and that's it! But this is the whole point: the English language is very soft and courteous, so you can not use sharp, unambiguous formulations. This is probably why it is replete with such a wide choice of options for expressing one thought.
Agreeing and disagreeing is no exception. How to support or refute the speaker without seeming harsh? We will help you with this!
Table 1. How to express consent in English.
|Yes, I think so.||Yes, I think so too.|
|I think the same as you do.||I think the same as you.|
|That's just what I think.||That's exactly what I think.|
|That's just it!||Exactly!|
|How true!||This is what you need!|
|She's absolutely right!||She is absolutely right!|
|That's correct!||It's right!|
|I can side with you on that.||I can agree with you on this.|
|I agree with you.||Agree with you.|
|I quite agree more!||I totally agree.|
|I'm with you there!||I'm on your side!|
|I'm entirely of your opinion.||I completely share your opinion!|
|I will definitely go along with that!||I certainly agree with this!|
|I take a similar view.||I am of the same opinion.|
|Yeah! Tell me about it!||Yes, don't talk!|
|There is no doubt about it.||There is no doubt about it.|
|You bet!||One hundred pounds!|
We do not agree
Table 2. Expression of disagreement in English.
|No, I don't think so.||No I do not think so.|
|No, I'm not sure about publishing his material.||No, I'm not sure about publishing his material.|
|I'm afraid it isn't right.||I'm afraid this is wrong.|
|You have a point here, but that's not always true!||It makes sense, but it's not always the case!|
|I don't think much of the idea.||I don't think this is a good idea.|
|I don't think that's a good idea.||I don't think this is a good idea.|
|I'm not altogether with you on inviting him to my birthday.||I don't quite agree with you to invite him to my birthday.|
|This is something bad, I don't agree with you.||It's not right, I don't agree with you.|
|I don't quite agree with you on this point.||I don't quite agree with you on this.|
|I'm sorry to disagree with you on that.||I'm sorry, but I disagree with you on this.|
|I'm afraid to disagree with you on that.||I'm afraid I don't agree with you on this.|
|This is something I can never agree with.||With this I will never agree.|
|Sorry but I think you're wrong.||I'm sorry, but I think you're wrong.|
|I don't share your views on the subject.||I do not share your views on this issue.|
|I can't share your point of view.||I cannot share your point of view.|
|I don't see it that way.||I see it differently.|
|I don't see the problem in quite the same light as you do.||I see the problem in a different light than you.|
|It doesn't seem to be the right approach.||It doesn't seem to be the right approach.|
|I differ on the whole thing, a lot of things are not the same anymore and the prices are increasing steadily.||I have a different view of all this, many things are no longer the same, and prices are constantly rising.|
|I must object to your remark.||I must agree with your remark.|
|There's one point on which I disagree with you.||There is one point on which I disagree with you.|
|We'll have to agree to differ.||Have to disagree.|
|I couldn't agree less!||I couldn't agree!|
|I totally disagree!||Completely disagree!|
|You've got it all wrong!||You completely misunderstand!|
|I'm dead against it!||I am completely against it!|
|It's out of the question for me to agree with you on this point!||I certainly disagree with your opinion on this matter!|
|You're mistaken!||You're wrong!|
|You can't really be serious!||Are you not serious?|
|Come off it!||Don't even say it!|
How to politely object and offer your reasons
I respect your opinion/You have a right to your opinion, but I think...
I'm not sure I can agree with what you say about...
I understand what you're saying but...
You could be right, but...
But I thought...