AEE 311: How to “Sugarcoat” Your Rejections in English

how to say no in English

When someone has a bad idea and you don’t agree or you don’t want to accept the invitation, how can you say it in English without offending the person?

Today you will find out exactly how to do it.

Here are some nice ways to reject someone’s idea without being rude (how to validate someone’s idea):

  • “That’s a great idea but what do you think about….(another suggestion)”
  • “Hmm good thought. I think… (another suggestion)”
  • “Interesting idea. What about…”
  • “Unfortunately I don’t think that would work. Let’s…”

 

What other phrases do you use to validate someone’s idea in English?

Share your ideas in the comments below.

 

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