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    I have two questions (mods, please move this post to an appropriate board):

    (1). I sometimes come across this phrase:

    "I could not have agreed with you anymore". Isn't this too wordy? Is this an equivalent to, "I agree with you" or "I disagree with you"?

    (2). Another phrase - "I beg to differ from you". Does this mean that I seek your "permission" to argue/disagree/come up with a different opinion?

    I find #2 as wordy too. Please correct me.

    Thanks you.

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    I have occasionally used the first phrase, but I have said it this way:

    "I could not agree with you more"

    This means "I agree with you". I don't often use the more wordy phrase above, but I will if I want to be very emphatic or dramatic.

    The second phrase I have said this way:

    "I beg to differ"

    This is just an expression that means "I don't agree with you".

    Hope this helps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by whitechalk View Post
    I have two questions (mods, please move this post to an appropriate board):

    (1). I sometimes come across this phrase:

    "I could not have agreed with you anymore". Isn't this too wordy? Is this an equivalent to, "I agree with you" or "I disagree with you"?

    (2). Another phrase - "I beg to differ from you". Does this mean that I seek your "permission" to argue/disagree/come up with a different opinion?

    I find #2 as wordy too. Please correct me.
    I have never seen the first one before. (Perhaps you mean I couldn't agree with you more.) The second one is a polite way of expressing disagreement.


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    "I could not have agreed with you anymore" or as I often hear it and use it, "I couldn't have agreed with you more...".

    This particular way of phrasing emphasises the level of agreement between one person and the sentiments of the other, ie the level of agreement is at the maximum and can not be topped.

    Plus, the phrase has a nice number of syllables to make it sound positive and correct sounding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magimagicE View Post
    "I could not have agreed with you anymore"
    Quote Originally Posted by magimagicE View Post
    "I couldn't have agreed with you more...".


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