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5. Agreeing with statements.

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Luisa Camacho

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Transcript of 5. Agreeing with statements.

5. Agreeing with statements.
Positive Agreement.
If you agree with someone about an opinion, you can simply say "
I agree
" or "
You're right.
" For example,

A: I think we need more time.
B: I agree. / You're right.

Positive Agreement.
The words "
" and "
" are often used in expressions of positive agreement.
Note that "
" usually comes at the end of the sentence, and "
" at the beginning.
Remember to use "
question order
" with so.
For example:

A: I'm in a hurry.
B: So am I. / I am too. / Me too.
A: I need to go to the bathroom.
B: So do I. / I do too. / Me too.
Negative Agreement.
For negative agreement, use
in place of "so," and
in place of "too." For example:

A: I'm not hungry.
B: Neither am I. / I'm not either.*
A: I don't have enough money anyway.
B: Neither do I. / I don't either.*

These expressions can also be used in the
third person

They're from Luxembourg.
So are we. / We are too.
Todd doesn't like spaghetti.
Negative Agreement.
Neither does Louise. / Louise doesn't either.*

*Note that
is used with "
" verbs and
is used with "
" verbs.

When no verb is used in negative agreements, "neither" is more common:

Neither do I.
I don't either.
Me neither.
Disagreeing and Conversation practice.
Conversation Practice.
To express disagreement, you may simply say "
I disagree
" or "
I don't think so
" For example:

A: I think John Doe would make a great President.
B: I disagree. / I don't think so.

You may also disagree by stating the opposite opinion, sometimes stressing a word for emphasis.

A: I don't like chocolate ice cream.
B: Well, I do. / Well, I do.
Make simple statements about the following and have a
partner agree or disagree with you. Then switch roles.

1. Talk about today's weather.
2. Say what foods you like best.
3. Tell what you think about smoking.
4. Give an opinion about a current politician.
5. State your ideas about a controversial topic
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