# Let’s speak with phrases part 3

• Do you think they’re all right?
• Are you in favors of…?
• Are you for…?
• Could I ask if you approve of the project?
• Do you approve?

Saying you approve:

• …’s very good.
• That’s a great ideal!
• (personal) I entirely approve of the plan.
• I can thoroughly recommend…

Saying you do not approve:

• I don’t think…’s very good.
• It isn’t right to…
• How rotten/mean etc
• (I must say)I disapproved of…

Saying something is not important:

• … Doesn’t matter.
• I don’t think that’s so important.
• It’s/that’s beside the point.
• So what?
• That shouldn’t concern us.

• What do you think about…?
• What do you think/feel…?
• What’d you reckon (consider)…?

• I think…!
• As I see it…
• As far as I’m concerned…
• You know what I think…?

Saying you has no opinion:

• I really don’t have any opinion about…
• I really don’t know what do say…
• Your guess is as good as mine…
• I don’t know
• I can’t say I have/hold any particular views on the subject/question…

Avoiding giving an opinion:

• I’d rather not say anything about…
• It’s difficult to say…
• Not my department, I’m afraid…
• It’s difficult to give an opinion right now/at the moment.

Trying to change someone’s opinion:

• But don’t you think…?
• (Yes, but) on the other hand…
•  But look at it like this…
• You can’t mean that, surely?
• But seen from another angle, one might say.

• Are you interested in…?
• What are you interested in…?
• Are you keen on?
• Do you have any interest in…?

Saying you are interested:

• I’m interested in…
• I’ve some/a great interest in…
• My main interest is…
• I’ve a passion for…

Saying you are not interested:

• I’m not very interested in…
• I don’t find (sport) very interesting (either)
• (I’m afraid) … leaves me cold.
• (I must admit) I don’t take any great interest in.

• Don’t you agree…?
• Wouldn’t you say so…?
• Do you go along with that…?
• Do/would you agree with…?

Agreeing:

• Yes I agree…
• I can’t help thinking the same…
• Oh, exactly/defined/absolutely/quite
• I’m of exactly the same opinion.

Disagreeing:

• (Oh) I don’t agree…
• I don’t think that right…
• You can’t be serious…?
• I see thing rather difficulty myself…

Saying you partly agree:

• I don’t agree/entirely agree…with…
• I see what you mean, but…
• That’s all very well, but…
• I can see that, but…
• I take your pint, but…

Saying you are wrong and someone else is right:

• (Yes) sorry, you’re (quite) right…
• Yes, of course…
• Yes, I don’t know what I was thinking of…
• Yes, I must admit you are right…
• Yes, I take your point entirely/completely…

Saying you has reached agreement:

• Right, we agree…
• That seems to be that/ok, then…
• So what are we arguing about…?
• So we appear to agree…
• That seems to be agreed, then…

Offering to something for someone:

• Can I help…?
• If you like I could…
• Need some help…?
• Can I help out…?
• Perhaps I could assist in some way…