EXPRESSIONS for DEBATES




To state an opinion

In my opinion...
I think that...
I feel that...
I believe that...
It seems to me that...
As I see it...
I'd say that...
The point is...
Wouldn't you say that...
Don't you agree that...
I'd just like to say that...
I'd like to point out that...


To agree                                                  To disagree

You're right...                                           I disagree.
I think so too...                                        No, I think you're wrong...
I agree with you...                                    I'm not quite sure I agree,....
I couldn't agree more...                             I tend to disagree with you,...

That's a good point...                               Yes, but....
That's just what I was thinking...               Yes, that is quite true, but....
I agree entirely...                                     Up to a point, but...
You know, that's exactly what I think...     Well, you have a point there, but...

                                                             Come off it!
                                                             Don't be silly!
                                                             You can't be serious!
                                                             No way!


To persuade

You must admit that...
Do you really believe that...
Don't you think that...
Don't you agree that...


To get someone to clarify

I don't understand what you mean.
Would you explain that, please?
I'm sorry, but I didn't understand your point.
Could you give me an example?
Could you explain what you mean...
What do you mean by...                         


















 
 


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