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    If you would like to make a comment or insert a remark in an ongoing conversation, it is polite to acknowledge what someone has just said before stating your own ideas.


    Some phrases

    That's interesting. I think that...

    Interesting point. I would add...

    Hmmm. I hadn't thought of that before.

    Questions can also be a useful way of bringing new ideas into a conversation:

      What do you think about . . .

      Have you considered . . .

      What about . . .

    Sometimes a more direct approach is appropriate:

      Can I add something here?

      (Do you) mind if I interject something here?