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    Dilemma

    Hello, i want to know something makes me mad, there is a lot of peoples using the word (I'm agree) and i know that it's wrong to use it like that, the correct is (I agree), but some of them said that we can use it like this (I'm agree) it's not a big deal, and when i ask them to give me the grammatical rule they relied on, they replied there is no grammatical rule and you have to accept it like this ok, really i felt that something is wrong in that issue, and that's why i'm asking you, if anybody knows the rule please save me from this dilemma.
    thanks to you all,

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    Cool Re: Dilemma

    Quote Originally Posted by shulman benamon View Post
    Hello, i want to know something makes me mad, there is a lot of peoples using the word (I'm agree) and i know that it's wrong to use it like that, the correct is (I agree), but some of them said that we can use it like this (I'm agree) it's not a big deal, and when i ask them to give me the grammatical rule they relied on, they replied there is no grammatical rule and you have to accept it like this ok, really i felt that something is wrong in that issue, and that's why i'm asking you, if anybody knows the rule please save me from this dilemma.
    thanks to you all,
    ui c vrai ça casse bien la tête, but think of it as such:
    I'm in agreement with ----.
    I agree with ---.
    I'm agree?? two finite verbs + aux?

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    Re: Dilemma

    Quote Originally Posted by shulman benamon View Post
    Hello, i want to know something makes me mad, there is a lot of peoples using the word (I'm agree) and i know that it's wrong to use it like that, the correct is (I agree), but some of them said that we can use it like this (I'm agree) it's not a big deal, and when i ask them to give me the grammatical rule they relied on, they replied there is no grammatical rule and you have to accept it like this ok, really i felt that something is wrong in that issue, and that's why i'm asking you, if anybody knows the rule please save me from this dilemma.
    thanks to you all,
    You can't say "I'm agree" and be grammatical at the same time.
    No native English-speaker would say that.


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    Re: Dilemma

    I never said that i'm an english-speaker sir but i just want you to explain not to critic, anyway thank you very much for your response, i'm from Morocco and my language is French, Arabic, Hebrew, and now i live in Ukraine it means that i speak Russian and Ukrainian, i speak german too, and i told you sir if you really read my message that i know it's wrong to write (i'm agree), and i agree with you sir that i did a mistake by saying the word (rule), but please that's not the point, the point is the ultimate explanation about that and thank you very much.
    Last edited by shulman benamon; 23-Dec-2009 at 13:52.

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    Re: Dilemma

    The problem with "I'm agree" is that "agree" is a verb.

    I am happy - this links "I am" with an adjective.
    I am a doctor - this links "I am" with a noun.
    I am calling the doctor -- this is the present continuous, "am verb-ing."

    There is no form that uses "I am" + a bare infinitive of a verb.
    I am call, I am agree, I am see -- these are all incorrect.

    So "I'm agree" (which is "I am agree") is wrong for that reason.

    Does that answer your question?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Dilemma

    Quote Originally Posted by shulman benamon View Post
    Hello, i want to know something makes me mad, there is a lot of peoples using the word (I'm agree) and i know that it's wrong to use it like that, the correct is (I agree), but some of them said that we can use it like this (I'm agree) it's not a big deal, and when i ask them to give me the grammatical rule they relied on, they replied there is no grammatical rule and you have to accept it like this ok, really i felt that something is wrong in that issue, and that's why i'm asking you, if anybody knows the rule please save me from this dilemma.
    thanks to you all,
    I agree
    I am agreeing (with you)
    I am in agreement

    But, for the reason Barb has so clearly said, never "I am" with a "bare infinitive."

    For instance, you might say "I am aware" but never "I am be aware." Aware is an adjective, whereas "be" is an infinitive.


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    Really i appreciate your explanation sir Barb_D, i'm very very happy to grasp it now i feel good, thanks a lot sir Barb_D you're the best, deep respect to you.

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