"I see your point, but..."Meaning:
saying used to show that we understand a person's argument or idea, but we disagree or do not completely agree Similar ExpressionsEveryone should drink alcohol because it can help relieve stress.
When do we use it?
- I see your point, but it also causes harm to our body.
- I understand your point, but it also causes harm to our body.
- I get what you are saying, but it also causes harm to our body.
This is a very polite way to disagree with somebody. We are showing them that we listened to their opinion or idea and we understand it, but we also tell them why we think they are wrong.
However, if we remove the "but...", then this expression can be used to show that we agree or understand.
A) Bill is the laziest person in the office. Look at him now! He is sleeping at his desk.
B) I see your point. How do we use it?
We use this phrase at the beginning of a sentence. We can say anything we want after "but".
Example English Conversations
- I see your point, but I disagree.
- I see your point, but the location is not good.
- I see your point, but I don't think your plan is realistic.
A) Cutting taxes for businesses will help the economy grow and create more jobs.
B) I see your point, but there is no guarantee that companies will hire more people. They might just give that money to their executives or pay it out to their shareholders.
A) We shouldn't have to learn English. We don't live in an English-speaking country.
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