At work or university, with colleagues and friends, in a business meeting or discussion with your professor, sometimes it’s necessary to disagree with someone or simply say no.

And that is ok! In English-speaking culture, it is important to share your opinion and express your ideas. But how do you disagree with someone and still be polite?

Today you’ll learn exactly how you can disagree politely in English with 3 simple strategies.

Note: The art of disagreeing with others differs from one culture to another and person-to-person.

With this lesson, you’ll learn the best English phrases you can use to show you disagree in English for both formal and informal situations without offending anyone.

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I’m so glad you’re still reading. I want to tell you one important thing—English fluency and confidence are 100% possible for you, even if you feel shy, frustrated, and stuck.

With Speak Confident English, I share strategies, skills, and resources so you can get the English fluency and confidence you need to:

✨Have conversations, get the job you want
✨Share your opinions in a business meeting
✨Make friends easily and start a conversation with anyone in English
✨Go to the grocery store without stress
✨Feel comfortable with any situation—in English.




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