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    Default To beg to differ

    I need some explanation on:

    "I beg to differ from you". Or should it be: "I beg to differ from your opinion" or, "I beg to be different from you"?

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    Thank you.

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    Default Re: To beg to differ

    Quote Originally Posted by whitechalk View Post
    I need some explanation on:

    "I beg to differ from you". Or should it be: "I beg to differ from your opinion" or, "I beg to be different from you"?

    1. What do(es) these/this phrase(s) mean?

    Thank you.
    (NOT a teacher) "I beg to differ, but I think that. ..." = "I beg leave (permission) to differ from you, but I think that. ..."

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    Default Re: To beg to differ

    Quote Originally Posted by whitechalk View Post
    I need some explanation on:

    "I beg to differ from you". Or should it be: "I beg to differ from your opinion" or, "I beg to be different from you"?

    1. What do(es) these/this phrase(s) mean?

    Thank you.
    Have a look at this thread, it explains it well:
    http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/as...eg-differ.html

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    Default Re: To beg to differ

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Have a look at this thread, it explains it well:
    http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/as...eg-differ.html
    I am very sorry for not being observant before posting. After I had posted this topic only then I realised that the others have posted a very similar one. Thanks for reminding me.

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