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Hello everyone:)!

I've just read in a post this expression, I think it was an expression. "I second what Anne said", does it mean "I agree with what Anne said"?

Time ago I read in another post with "Amen" as an answer, does it mean "I agree" too?
Is there any other way to say "I agree"?

Thanks in advance for your help!
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Hello Pucca,

"I second" = "I support": when someone proposes a course of action in a meeting, or a motion in a debate, someone else might say "I second that", or simply "seconded", to register support.

"Amen" concludes prayers, etc., and implies "Let it be so!".

"I think so too" is a fairly common phrase, to express agreement.

Have a cheery 1am.

MrP
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Hello Pucca,

"I second" = "I support": when someone proposes a course of action in a meeting, or a motion in a debate, someone else might say "I second that", or simply "seconded", to register support.

"Amen" concludes prayers, etc., and implies "Let it be so!".

"I think so too" is a fairly common phrase, to express agreement.

Have a cheery 1am.

MrP

Hello MrP!:) (I would say "Good night MrP", but seems that whenever I say it, a missunderstanding happens as everyone thinks I'm leaving)

I think I understood the first one, yep, I understood! ..but, would it be possible to use it in gerund? - Right now, I'm seconding Real Sociedad.
Is it much used? I don't know, when I first read it, I thought the person meant a the ordinal number..

Do you think you can tell me a sentence to which you can answer "Amen"? If you say "Amen" will people think you are a believer?

(1am? It's 0.22 for you, isn't it?:) )

Thanks for your answers!
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Hello Pucca,


whenever I say it, a missunderstanding happens

There are many misunderstandings here...some more deliberate than others... Emotion: thinking

I think more usually, you "second" something, rather than someone, e.g.

1. "I think we should go for pizza." "Seconded!"/"I second that!"

You could use it in the gerund to describe your intention, e.g. (from Google):

2. "I'm seconding the remark Derek made."

As for "Amen": "Amen" and "Amen to that" probably wouldn't be taken as religious utterances, if you said them in a fairly emphatic jocular way, in a non-religious context:

3. "If Middlemarch had not been written, Possession would be a strong contender for the title 'Best Book Ever Written." "Amen to that." (modified from Google)

In a religious context, though, they probably would:

4. "May Jesus guide us and gather us in peace." "Amen". (from Google)

Have an even cheerier 12.07,

MrP

I attended a church service once where it soon became clear that "amen" mean "Oh yes, I certainly agree with that!" It seemed to have expanded it's meaning to "I understand you."

I was walking along, it was dark, and I was scared...

- Amen

And then I felt the power of God protecting me...

- Amen!

And I knew if I put my trust in God, he would see me through!

- Amen, brother, amen!

Since that service, I have used "amen" in a broader sense. I also use it to mean "What you just said was wise," but that's probably closer to the original "so be it" or "may it come to be so" meaning.
Hello MrP and Barb!:)

Thanks for your answer, really! I understand it now, or at least, I think so.
MrPedanticHave an even cheerier 12.07,
Do you really want to know where I was by that time, MrP? In my lift, with the electricity gone and alone without being able to breath properly, it was worse than a nightmare!:'(

I think, I will never use "Amen" in case a missunderstanding happens, but, the other one, I liked it! I will try to use it as soon as possible to see if I understood what you told me.

Happy 1.01 MrP and 18.01(?) for Barb.
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Just to confirm with you before saying something:
Is it correct to say I'll say in this case as a synonym for I agree??
"I'll say" same as "I agree"? Oh, oh..I got lost again!
Sorry Pucca if I confused you again, Emotion: sad but I've heard that American use this expression to say that they agree with what you said. But I'm not sure either if it would apply to the "Amen" you mentioned above.

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