expressions regarding agreement

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  1. clin Junior Member

    hi group,

    I have 2 scenarios here...I'd like to know how we express it in everyday conversation...

    1) when we try to say we agree with someone, what can we say besides " I agree" or " I concur" ? any less formal way of saying that?

    2) If me and my friends are setting up a time to meet, and they suggest a time when I already have stuff to do, like going out with other friends. what do I say? can I say " I am already scheduled that day." ? Also, what do I say if I want to express that " I already have a dinner appointment that day."
    not sure if it's correct....but to me, the word "appointment" sounds like a more serious meeting like a doctor appointment or apointment with professors at school....

    Thanks a lot!
  2. jacinta Senior Member

    USA English
    1. "I agree" is fine to say. It isn't formal at all. Another way to say I agree is: "I think so too". or "Me too". The last is very informal.

    2. Correction: If my friends and I are setting up a time to meet...

    If someone asks me to do something and I already have something planned, I say simply, "Oh, no, I can't that day. I'm doing something then." or "No, I can't. I'm busy that day."

    In regards to appointment, you are right. Appointment is used for business meetings, Dr. and dentist, professional appointments. so, I would say " oh, sorry, I have a dinner date that night". It doesn't have to be a date with someone of the opposite sex. A date can be with anyone. It just means that you have set up a date with someone to eat dinner. Or you could say, "I'm going out that night".
  3. Sharon

    Sharon Senior Member

    United States, English
    When someone tells me something I agree with, I sometimes tell them, "You got that right." or "You've got that right." Either way is fine.
    Other ways to say you are busy would be, "I'm sorry, but I already have plans for that evening." or "I'm sorry, but that night is booked."
  4. Larry B Junior Member

    Turkey , Turkish

    What about saying " I have another commitment for that evening" ?

    Thank you
  5. Real Name Banned

    I'm sorry I'm busy then.

    Date is not used in this way in England.
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