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    #1

    in good agreement or in a good agreement?

    Do we say "two things are in good agreement" or "two things are in a good agreement?
    I always go with the former but today a guy say that it is the latter so I am in doubt.
    Please advise.
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    Re: in good agreement or in a good agreement?

    Quote Originally Posted by hanky View Post
    Do we say "two things are in good agreement" or "two things are in a good agreement?
    I always go with the former but today a guy say that it is the latter so I am in doubt.
    Please advise.
    Thanks.
    the first is correct

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    Re: in good agreement or in a good agreement?

    Quote Originally Posted by hanky View Post
    Do we say "two things are in good agreement" or "two things are in a good agreement?
    I always go with the former but today a guy say that it is the latter so I am in doubt.
    Please advise.
    Thanks.
    Neither is good in English. What are you trying to say?


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    Re: in good agreement or in a good agreement?

    if you look it up it states that in good agreement is correct, but in this case I doubt you can use it (give the context)

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    Re: in good agreement or in a good agreement?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Neither is good in English. What are you trying to say?
    Let say there are two theories and the consequences of the two match each other very well. I want to say that the first theory is in good agreement with the other so I say: the two theories are in good agreement.
    So you said that it was not good in English, please help me improve it.
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    Re: in good agreement or in a good agreement?

    Quote Originally Posted by meee View Post
    the first is correct
    I agree.

    For example, there are two quite different ways of estimating the age of a very old painting. If the two differernt estimates are quite close, say 615 years and 590 years, we can say that the two different ways/estimates are in good agreement.

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    Re: in good agreement or in a good agreement?

    Quote Originally Posted by hanky View Post
    Let say there are two theories and the consequences of the two match each other very well. I want to say that the first theory is in good agreement with the other so I say: the two theories are in good agreement.
    So you said that it was not good in English, please help me improve it.
    Thanks.
    The context helps a lot (as always). I can see what you want to say now. I would say: "The two theories are in close agreement with each other".

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