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A : B, you have to be on the pill! Because of ...

B:Point taken.

So, What If It was between two close friends, like ;

Hey John! You must take your pills regularly. Otherwise...

Point taken!

Would It be grammatically correct? Even so , is it way too formal for an informal conversation? Could someone enlighten me with some examples? Appreciate it.

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Point taken is a BrE expression meaning I acknowledge your point. It can be thought of as a shortened form of

Your point is well taken.

An AmE (and BrE) equivalent would be

Good point!

It is usually said when there are multiple views on a subject. The speaker does not need to be in agreement to say this and it is usually said to acknowledge an opposite or contrasting view to the current status.

Commander: Our surprise attack will be at noon!
Soldier: But won't the enemy be able to see us then?
Commander: Point taken!

  • I am AmE and I use "point taken" regularly. I didn't know it was just BrE. – OldBunny2800 Jan 4 '16 at 4:40
  • I didn't mean to imply it was exclusively BrE. I had only heard it used while living in the UK. Of course there will be seepage in this age of cross-media-awareness. Point taken! – Peter Jan 4 '16 at 6:23

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