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    Hi All Native Speakers,

    As I heard some people say that Native Speaker always use "I'll say" or "You can say that again" to express I totally agree with you, is it true?

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    Default Re: I'll say, You can say that again...

    Yes, they're both good English idioms used in casual, informal conversation.

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    Default Re: I'll say, You can say that again...

    Quote Originally Posted by gabber View Post
    Yes, they're both good English idioms used in casual, informal conversation.
    Thank you for your prompt reply. I really wanted to know if people who didn't receive well education, they would also use "I'll say" or "You can say that again" to express it? As I am not a native speaker, I feel very hard to learn this kind of English, could you provide me some suggestions?

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    Those are both fine, though I think "You can say that again" is a bit more common than "I'll say!"

    You can also say "You said it!" or even (in some places) "Amen!"

    You ain't kiddin'! or Ain't that the truth! (obviously very informal)
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Those are both fine, though I think "You can say that again" is a bit more common than "I'll say!"

    You can also say "You said it!" or even (in some places) "Amen!"

    You ain't kiddin'! or Ain't that the truth! (obviously very informal)
    Thank a lot Barb_D....could you give me some suggestions how I can learn this kind of English? Any books?

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    Are you able to watch television shows - maybe over the Internet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Are you able to watch television shows - maybe over the Internet?
    What kind of TV shows? Could you give me the names of TV shows? Actually I am able to download all popular TV shows over the internet....

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    Just about any of them will have people talking in a natural way. Choose one that you enjoy watching for the plot/story and take note of words you hear used in ways you didn't understand and ask here... or see if you DO understand and try writing that phrasing in sentences here in new sentences.

    I like a show called Numb3rs and I like NCIS, and CSI New York. I like that in those shows, the characters interact with each other - it's not JUST about the crime or the medical mystery.
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    Default Re: I'll say, You can say that again...

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Just about any of them will have people talking in a natural way. Choose one that you enjoy watching for the plot/story and take note of words you hear used in ways you didn't understand and ask here... or see if you DO understand and try writing that phrasing in sentences here in new sentences.

    I like a show called Numb3rs and I like NCIS, and CSI New York. I like that in those shows, the characters interact with each other - it's not JUST about the crime or the medical mystery.
    Barb_D, thank you very much for the valuable suggestions.

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