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    Is it correct to say " I agree in that children used to play a lot more in the past?" or would it be better to say " I agree with the fact that children used to play a lot more in the past".
    Thanks in advance for your help!

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    Default Re: agree in ...?

    I agree that children...
    I agree with the fact that children...
    I agree, in part, that children...
    I agree, on the one hand, that children...

    These are some common ways that native English speakers would start a sentence such as yours.

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    Default Re: agree in ...?

    Absent context (and a reason to choose something else), "I agree that children used to play a lot more in the past" is simplest and best. (I wouldn't use "the fact that" unless somebody was holding a gun to my head.)


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    Default Re: agree in ...?

    People are having a discussion, and one says, "Children had better social skills in the past than now, and I think it's because these days, children spend too much time on their own huddled at a computer."
    Someone else then says: "I agree, in so far/to the extent that children used to play (together) a lot more in the past, but I can't agree that...."

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