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Monthly Archives: January 2013

Useful English expressions – Agreeing and disagreeing

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When people express their opinions we agree or disagree with what they are saying. There are several ways how we can communicate our agreements or disagreements. Below you’ll find some expressions you can use to agree and disagree;

Expressing total agreement
  • I agree with you one hundred per cent.
  • I couldn’t agree more.
  • I completely agree.
  • That’s so true.
  • Absolutely.
  • Exactly.
Expressing partial agreement
  • I agree with you up to a point.
  • That’s true but…
  •  You could be right.
  • It sounds interesting, but..
Expressing total disagreement
  • I totally disagree.
  • No way! (slang)
  • I’m afraid I can’t agree with you.
  • To be honest..
  • On the contrary.(formal)
  • It’s out of the question.

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English Grammar – Present perfect simple and present perfect continuous

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Differences between these two tenses:

Present Perfect Simple

Present Perfect Continuous

1) Used when an action is still happening 1) Used when an action started in the past and is still happening
2) Used to talk about an experience at an unknown time in the past 2))Used for an action that has just/recently stopped
3) Focuses on the result 3) Focuses on the activity
1) They have lived in Dubai for 6 years. (They still live there) 1) I have been working at Maltalingua since April 2012.
2) I’ve been to Mexico twice 2) My hands are dirty because I’ve been repairing the car.
3) I’ve written 5 letters 3) I’ve been writing letters all morning.

Remember For is used with a time duration whereas since is used with a starting point

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