Here are a number of useful phrases used when disagreeing or expressing another opinion. Notice that a number of these expressions employ the first or second conditional.
- I wouldn't do that. I would...
- But if we...
- I'm afraid I have to disagree with you.
- Don't get me wrong, ...
- Even so, if...
- Don't forget that...
- Very true, but...
After you study these constructions, take the disagreeing quiz to check your understanding.
I wouldn't do that. I'd speak to the teacher first and see what she says.
But if we don't make those investments, we'll risk loosing market share.
Don't get me wrong, I just think we should look at some other options before making a decision.
Even so, if we change classes this late, we might not get a passing grade.
Don't forget that we you still need to finish all your homework BEFORE you can do that.
Very true, but we still need to get the garden in shape before building a new deck.
Asking for Information
Being Imprecise or Vague
Saying 'No' Nicely