Which of the following sentences is correct ? Are they all correct? If not, why?
1. I agree with you.
2. I agree with you on your plans.
3.I agree to your plans.
I would like to check my understanding on the verb "agree". Can I use "understanding" or "comprehension" in the previous sentence? Or can I rephrase it some other way?
1. and 3. are correct. 2.is not incorrect, but not very "natural". The verbs understand and comprehend are not synonyms of agree. You can understand/comprehend something and then disagree with it. Some people very unwisely agree to someone else's plans without understanding or comprehending them. Concur is a more formal verb for agree.
Originally Posted by sheena55ro
Hello, DavyBCN. Why do you think sentence 2 is not very "natural"?
And about sentence 3 I think that an infinitive should be inserted:
I agree to follow your plans.
This is just my opinion.
I think (not 100% certain but almost) that agree can be followed by different preposition, but not on.
Originally Posted by Michelle20
To me there is a different meaning between "agree to your plans" and "agree to follow your plans." In the first, I just agree with your plans, which may or may not involve me doing anything. In the second, using follow means that I will actually do whatever you have in your plans.
1. Agree on ( something)
Agree to (something)
2. G8 Leaders Agree on Statement About Mideast Fighting
- agree with somebody about a subject but on a decision and to a suggestion.
- angry with somebody about something (at could also be used in both cases), or angry with/at somebody for doing something
- get/be married to somebody but marry somebody (no preposition)
- 'pay for the tickets', but 'pay a bill'.
Hope that helps.
Originally Posted by DavyBCN
Thank you very much for your reply.
The second question was:
"I would like to check my understanding on ..."
"I would like to check my comprehension on...."
Which one is correct : understanding or comprehension ? I`m sorry for confusion.
Thank you very much for your answer Michelle.
I am sure that the following sentences are not similar in meaning.
I agree to your plans -- means that I simply agree to the plans made by you, ..
I agree to follow your plans - means that I am supposed to follow your plans and my sentence "I agree to your plans" does not necessarily imply this.
I may agree to your plans but I won`t follow them.
Thank you anyway.
Thanks for the correction on "on".:-)
I think "understanding" is the better choice. "Comprehension of" is not wrong,
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