# Thread: in good agreement or in a good agreement?

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.
Thanks.

2. ## Re: in good agreement or in a good agreement?

Originally Posted by hanky
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.
Thanks.
the first is correct

3. ## Re: in good agreement or in a good agreement?

Originally Posted by hanky
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.
Thanks.
Neither is good in English. What are you trying to say?

4. ## 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)

5. ## Re: in good agreement or in a good agreement?

Originally Posted by bhaisahab
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.
Thanks.

6. ## Re: in good agreement or in a good agreement?

Originally Posted by meee
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.

7. ## Re: in good agreement or in a good agreement?

Originally Posted by hanky
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.
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".

#### Posting Permissions

• You may not post new threads
• You may not post replies
• You may not post attachments
• You may not edit your posts
•