Agreement and Disagreement.
Yes, it is / does / can, etc.
Yes, he is / does / can, etc.
Yes, they are / do / can, etc.
No, it isn’t / doesn’t / can’t, etc.
No, he isn’t / doesn’t / can’t, etc.
No, they aren’t / don’t / can’t, etc.
I (quite) agree (with you)
I think so too
So do I – in response to sentences beginning with I think /believe
You’re (quite) right there
Quite so (formal)
I couldn’t agree more (emphatic)
That’s just what I think
I suppose so
I suppose it is / he does / we shall
I agree with you up to a point / in a sense / in a way
I see what you mean, but
That may be true, but (on the other hand)…
(Oh) yes but.
I don’t agree (with you) (there)
I disagree (with you) (there)
I am afraid I can’t agree (with you) (there) (milder, more tactful)
I am afraid (I think) you are mistaken (there)
Nothing of the kind
Nonsense (very abrupt, possibly rude)
Rubbish (very abrupt, possibly rude)
(That’s) ridiculous. (very abrupt, possibly rude)
Do you really think so?
As a matter of fact…
1. – It’s a beautiful day.
- Yes, it is, isn’t it?
2. – Ann doesn’t look well.
- No, she doesn’t. I hope it’s nothing serious.
3. – Young children demand a lot of attention.
- They certainly do.
4. – John ought to apologize.
- I quite agree. He behaved very badly.
5. – The situation is very difficult.
- Quite so.
6. – Most people spend too much time watching television.
- I couldn’t agree more.
7. – They should leave him alone now. He’s been punished enough.
- that’s just what I think.
8. - Charles is a very clever fellow.
- Yes, he’s certainly clever, but he is too dogmatic for my liking.