Category: Ways of Agreeing in English


5 Ways to Agree in English

How Can I Express that I Share the Same Feelings and Opinions?

When you agree with someone, you hold a similar opinion.  When we agree, we affirm that what someone says is correct and in alignment with our way of thinking.  Many times, we tend to just say, “yes,” especially if English isn’t our first language. In this blog, I share with you some common expressions in English that will help you sound more natural and more like a native speaker when you speak English.  These expressions are in the EBOOK I wrote on 100 Common Expressions in English that you can download on my website. These are just a few of the expressions about agreement, but in the EBook, you can find a plethora (a lot) of ways to agree in English.  


How do I correctly pronounce these affirming expressions in English? 

Some of these expressions are hard to pronounce, which is why I’ve added audio to the blog, so that you can listen to each phrase many times and repeat it aloud, perfecting the pronunciation.  It is important to practice saying these expressions with emotion.  

#1) How do I agree with someone in English in just one word? 

Listen to the word and Repeat it aloud 3 times with emotion:


Listen to the dialogue and practice responding:

Definitely can be used in many different speaking scenarios.  Perhaps you want to firmly agree with someone about a political decision a politician made or maybe you want to simply reiterate the fact that you also love pepperoni pizza!  Definitely is versatile and commonly used. You will sound confident and positive when you use this word in conversation. You can find additional ways to agree at this link. 


#2) How can I agree with someone with emotion and feeling?  


Absolutely happens to be one of my favorite words in English.  It is full of feeling and passion and it sounds so beautiful when it comes out of your mouth.  If you add it to your vocabulary repertoire, you will impress native speakers and make heads turn because you sound like you know what you’re talking about.  I remember having a conversation with an English teacher in Spain who wasn’t a native speaker and I said to her, “The quality of life in Galicia is so high and I love the fact that you can drink clean water out of the faucet.”  Without any hesitation, she responded, “Absolutely.” I loved her fast reply and I admired her fluency in English as a second-language learner. I also want to help you sound impressive when you speak English.  

Listen to the word and repeat it several times with emotion:


Listen to the dialogue and practice responding:


#3) How can I show someone I am a good listener in English?


Listen to the word and practice pronouncing it many times:


Listen to the dialogue and practice responding in a natural way:

Exactly is a word that you can throw in conversation to show someone that you are listening, following along, and agreeing with what they are saying.  I recommend using it while nodding your head up and down and maintaining good eye contact. You can even add your own two cents to the conversation and make a follow-up point.  This word helps the conversation flow naturally and is a fabulous way to show someone you are paying attention to what they are saying and interested in their thoughts.  Consider more ways to agree by reading these additional ideas from my friend Shayna at Espresso English.


#4) How Can you Show Someone you Agree with them? 


“That’s for sure” expresses agreement in English in a positive, encouraging way.  In conversation, it is always useful to add some emotion and emphasis to what you are saying to spice things up.  In fact, when you say this, the last thing you want to do is sound really dry and monotone. You want to say this statement with enthusiasm and energy to spice up the conversation.  Furthermore, you can use some hand gestures or maybe a “thumbs up” to add some movement to your words.

Listen to the expression and repeat it several times:


Listen to the dialogue and respond using the key expression:

#5) Bonus Expression to Show Agreement in English: 

“I couldn’t agree more.” 

Likewise, I love this expression because we commonly use it in debates, dialogues, and conversations in American English.  If I were talking to someone who shared the same opinion about gun control, I could use this statement. Someone could say, “I think gun sales should be banned in the United States.”  I would respond by saying, “I couldn’t agree more.” 

Listen to the common expression in English and practice it several times:


Practice the dialogue and the response:


If you start using these expressions today in your spoken English, I guarantee you will feel a noticeable jump in your conversation skills.


Take the quiz below to test your knowledge of these expressions:

Do you Agree with Me?

This quiz will test your use of these fabulous, common expressions in English to show you share the same opinion as a fellow human being.