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Useful Debate Vocabulary

Useful Debate Vocabulary
Outlook: Useful Debate Vocabulary 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 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. s my reply I need to say something now. 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. You haven t replied yet. The other side will have to explain why.... otherwise we win that point We said that but the other side has not replied to our point d like to focus on two points that the other side has failed to address There are two points that we have succeeded in establishing

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