What’s going on everyone?
Do you ever think that sometimes your English isn’t developing as much as you’d like and that you are going round in circles? Today we are going to be looking at a variety of ways in which we can express agreement with an affirmative statement.
What are the most common ways to express agreement?
In English there are a number of ways to express agreement with an affirmative statement although there are some ways which are more common than others:
I also (think) that.
I agree with you
So do I
If you listen to English speakers having an everyday conversation, the chances are that you will hear these answers appear somewhere or other in the conversation as they are the most common ways.
Are there other more advanced ways to express agreement?
As we are always looking to improve our level of English, we should always be trying to look for different, more advanced ways to express ourselves outside of our comfort zone so that our level continues to improve at a steady rate.
I couldn’t agree with you more
That’s exactly what I was thinking
You make a very good point
I have no doubt about what you’re saying
As we can see from these examples, they are longer than the previously mentioned shorter answers. This may seem daunting but once you have memorised and included them in your vocabulary, you will begin to use them more until the point where you won’t even have to think about it.
What’s the best way to go about learning them?
If you don’t already know the shorter ways of expressing agreement, then definitely start by learning those so that you have a base on which to build your vocabulary.
If you already know the basics then choose two ways of expressing agreement mentioned above to learn and start trying to use them as often as you can. You will definitely notice just how natural they become after just a short period of time practising them.
If you would like more information on this, you can sign up for free to ABA English and check out unit 106 of the course.
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