Useful  Vocabulary

“I’m listening to the other side.”

  • I see your point, but I think…
  • Yes, I understand, but my opinion is that…
  • That’s all very interesting, but the problem is that…
  • I’m afraid I can’t quite agree with your point.
  • I think I’ve got your point, now let me respond to it.
  • We can see what you’re saying. Here’s my reply…

“I need to say something now.”

  • I’m sorry to interrupt, but you’ve misunderstood our point.
  • Excuse me, but that’s not quite correct.
  • Sorry, I just have to disagree with your point.
  • Let me just respond to that, please.
  • Forgive me for interrupting, but I must respond to that.
  • Hold on a moment, that’s not correct.
  • If you would allow me to add a comment here…
  • If you don’t mind, I’d like to take issue with what you just said.


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