Other Ways to Say Okay in English

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Do you know other ways to say Okay in English?

Okay, or OK is a very basic word of acceptance that we say to show our agreement.

We use ‘okay’ so often in English, that it gets really boring.

On top of that, 7 out of 10 people spell ‘okay’ incorrectly.

Do you remember one of the main tips I gave you for the IELTS speaking testAvoid using the same words over and over again.

Today we’re going to look at some of the other ways to say Okay in English, and liven up your conversations and improve your speaking skills.

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Other ways to say Okay in English

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1️⃣ sounds good to me

If we’re agreeing with somebody, we can swap Okay for sounds good to me 

For example, 

👧 I’m cooking fish with vegetables for dinner, is it okay with you?
🧑 Sounds good to me.


👱‍♂️ Let’s go to the cinema tomorrow.
👱‍♀️ Sounds good to me.

Intermediate to Advanced English Marathon

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

INSANITY: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

2️⃣ why not

Here again, we use why not to express agreement. 

👧 Let’s go out for an Italian tonight.
🧑 Yes, why not?

So instead of saying okay and just agreeing to something, you’re showing no doubts by asking a question in return. What you’re really saying is:

Why not, let’s go for it, let’s go out to an Italian restaurant tonight.

Other ways to say Okay in English

3️⃣ my thoughts exactly

is another way of saying ‘I agree with you 100%.’ We use it when someone says something that was exactly like what another person was thinking.

For example,

👧 Don’t you think the movie was excellent?
🧑 My thoughts exactly.

4️⃣ okey-dokey /ˌəʊki ˈdəʊki/

This little phrase is an informal variant of okay. We use okey-dokey in the same way as okay to show that you agree to something, or that you want to start talking about something else or doing something else. 

For example,

👧 Let’s meet up for lunch on Sunday to discuss the details.
👱‍♀️ Okey-dokey.

Another way of saying it is okeydoke /ˌəʊki ˈdəʊk/

Other ways to say Okay in English

5️⃣ by all means

We can use by all means to say that you’re ok with something, you’re giving your permission. 

👧 Can I come to your party on Friday?
👱‍♀️ Yes by all means.

meaning absolutely, certainly, without a doubt.

Of course, there are many many other different ways to say alright or okay in English that we can use in different situations. 

I agree, I support you, I understand you, I will come with you … 

and we are going to work on that in our future lessons. 

By all means - Idiom Meaning

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