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    Default agree with or to

    "I agree with what he said."
    "I agree to his suggstion."

    That's what I learn at school. But is there any real difference from the point of a native's view in this word "agree to/with"? Do you really bother to think which preposition to choose when talking using "agree"?

    I agree _______ his words.

    Should I fill in "to" or "with"?

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    Default Re: agree with or to

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonlulu_2000 View Post
    But is there any real difference from the point of a native's view in this word "agree to/with"?
    Yes. There is a clear difference in meaning.
    Do you really bother to think which preposition to choose when talking using "agree"?
    We don't consciously think about them, but some part of the brain does the processing.
    I agree _______ his words.

    Should I fill in "to" or "with"?
    Think about what you have learnt at school. Which do you think is appropriate?


    Note:
    I agree with his suggestion - I think he has suggested the right thing.
    I agree to his suggestion - I give permission for the action he has suggested to go ahead.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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