Ben： I think book stores are outdated. In the near future, everyone will buy and read e-books online.
Charlotte: Hmmm.. I am not sure I agree with you. Paper books will always have its share of market. Some people like the touch and smell of paper books.
Ben: Have you considered that you can buy paper books online as well?
Charlotte: Yes, it’s true, but book stores have more value than displaying and selling books. They create communities for book lovers.
Ben: I respect your opinion, but going to book stores is inconvenient for most people.
Charlotte: That’s true, but we could look at it from another perspective. If the government builds more book stores in the city, and makes them more accessible to the public, people will be more willing to go to books stores.
Ben: Yes, you have a point there. Building more book stores may also encourage people to read more as well.
- I see your point; however, have you considered…
- I understand your concern; however, …
- I respect your opinion, but…
- In my opinion…
- We could look at it from this perspective.
- I’d like to lay out another perspective.
- That’s not always true.
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- I am afraid I disagree.
- I’m not so sure about that.
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