Friday, September 14, 2007

Functions Of English

AGREEING AND DISAGREEING


Agreement


  • There are many reasons for …
  • There is no doubt about it that …
  • I simply must agree with that.
  • I am of the same opinion.
  • I am of the same opinion as …
  • I completely/absolutely agree with …
Qualified Disagreement



  • It is only partly true that...
  • I can agree with that only with reservations.
  • That seems obvious, but …
  • That is not necessarily so.
  • It is not as simple as it seems.
  • Under certain circumstances …
Disagreement


  • There is more to it than that.
  • The problem is that …
  • I (very much) doubt whether …
  • This is in complete contradiction to …
  • What is even worse, …
  • I am of a different opinion because …
  • I cannot share this / that / the view.
  • I cannot agree with this idea.
  • What I object to is …
  • Unlike … I think …

12 comments:

e said...

How to explain the passive and active form in the meaning: "khai truong" ?
- The shop is opened.
- The shop opened.
Some say "the shop opens" is ok

Be Con Tinh Nghich said...

Oh, that is great! It helps me to improve my speaking skill.

nguyenhonganhtesol said...

The shop is opened.
transitive verb

- The shop opened.
intransitive verb.

It's ok

e said...

Thank Sir!

Anonymous said...

Dear teacher who i love,
I respect our lives because of you.Sometimes I forgot what important in life.Your topic reminded us to meditate anything such as "family relationship","true friendship",etc...

tran said...

good evening thay!i am phong , i have not seen you for a long time because i have to work.how are you?i miss class and you ,too.Pls give me your email in gmai so i can email.now i work far away from hcm city and i left ur mail at home.

tran said...

my email is tran_thanhphongo7@yahoo.com.pls kindly send me via my email.

tran said...

thank you very much!!!have a nice weekend.

e said...

A true friend betrays thier ones anytime suddenly.
Anh is a lucky person who there have many girls love much.
DAY 6?

thanh said...
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ysabelae said...

Hello teacher! Long time no see. Because I'm so busy with my study now, I cannot attend your classes as before. I miss everybody very much. Hix, just a note to say hello, and "You haven't taken care of your blog for days, teacher". Goodbye!

nguyenhonganhtesol said...

Sorry, i am preparing a new listening book and Halloween Festival. Thanks for your attention.