Language Strategies to Acknowledge Other People’s Spoken or Written Ideas Casual Conversational English: Oh yeah. Me too. I’m like _____. My idea is like _____’s idea. My idea is the same. Formal Spoken & Written English: My idea/observation/experience is similar to _____’s. My experience/perspective is similar to that of (the author). My idea builds upon _____’s idea. I agree with _____’s idea. I also believe . . . As _____already pointed out, it seems like . . . _____ already mentioned . . ., but I would like to add that . . .