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    Default Accept vs Agree

    I am confused with the two verbs" agree" and "accept"
    ex:
    He asked me to marry him and I accepted
    or
    He asked me to marry him and I agreed?
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    Default Re: Accept vs Agree

    Quote Originally Posted by belly_ttt View Post
    I am confused with the two verbs" agree" and "accept"
    ex:
    He asked me to marry him and I accepted
    or
    He asked me to marry him and I agreed?
    Agree and accept are almost interchangeable in your example.

    You can accept one`s ideas but disagree with her or him.

    I have to accept my manager`s ideas but I don`t agree with him. I have to do it because s/he is my manager but I disagree with his ideas or plans.

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    Default Re: Accept vs Agree

    Quote Originally Posted by belly_ttt View Post
    I am confused about the two verbs" agree" and "accept"
    ex:
    He asked me to marry him and I accepted
    or
    He asked me to marry him and I agreed?
    It's shorthand. Examples:
    He asked me to marry him, and I accepted (his proposal).
    He asked me to marry him, and I agreed (to marry him).
    It's two different statements that turn out to be the same thing.


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