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    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?


    Thank you.

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    Re: agree

    Quote Originally Posted by sheena55ro
    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?
    Thank you.
    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.

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    Re: agree

    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.

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    Re: agree

    Quote Originally Posted by Michelle20
    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.

    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.

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    Re: agree

    1. Agree on ( something)
    Agree to (something)

    http://www2.gsu.edu/~wwwesl/egw/verprep.htm

    2. G8 Leaders Agree on Statement About Mideast Fighting

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,203869,00.html

    3.
    • 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'.


    http://jobs.languagelink.ru/TEFL/grammar/speech.php


    Hope that helps.

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    Re: agree

    Quote Originally Posted by DavyBCN
    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.

    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.
    Last edited by sheena55ro; 25-Jul-2006 at 09:02.

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    Re: agree

    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.

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    Re: agree

    Thanks for the correction on "on".

    I think "understanding" is the better choice. "Comprehension of" is not wrong,

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    Than you , Davy.

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