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    Why is "I agree"

    "I agree" instead of "I`m agree"

    Why??
    Is there another verb similar??

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    Re: Why is "I agree"

    Quote Originally Posted by shade878 View Post
    "I agree" instead of "I`m agree"

    Why??
    Is there another verb similar??
    Hello (I am not a teacher),

    but I reckon it is just like that. I think you must not try to find an explanation for this kind of thing.

    Have a nice day (Buenas tardes).

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    Re: Why is "I agree"

    Quote Originally Posted by shade878 View Post
    "I agree" instead of "I`m agree"

    Why??
    Is there another verb similar??
    Why do you think that "I am agree" should be correct?

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    Re: Why is "I agree"

    What part of speech do you think "agree" is?
    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: Why is "I agree"

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    What part of speech do you think "agree" is?
    Hello,

    I think the word 'agree' is a verb. Am I right?

    Bye,

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    Re: Why is "I agree"

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Why do you think that "I am agree" should be correct?
    Hello,

    I am agree seems in French nice but in English it's another way.

    Cordially,

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    Re: Why is "I agree"

    Quote Originally Posted by The French View Post
    Hello,

    I am agree seems in French nice but in English it's another way.

    Cordially,
    "Je suis d'accord" is more like "I am in agreement" than "I agree". Yes, you are right "agree" is a verb.

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    Re: Why is "I agree"

    Quote Originally Posted by The French View Post
    Hello,

    I think the word 'agree' is a verb. Am I right?

    Bye,
    Yes, of course.

    So you wouldn't say I am swim every day" or "I am hear you?" right? You'd say "I swim" or "I hear you," just as you say "I agree."

    There is a word "agreed" which is an adjective meaning "in a state of agreement." So we can say "We agree with each other" or "We are agreed.'
    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: Why is "I agree"

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "Je suis d'accord" is more like "I am in agreement" than "I agree". Yes, you are right "agree" is a verb.
    Hi teacher,

    I have just read what you have write but nonetheless like you know if we translate directly in French like some persons make, I mean word by word it is a bit 'bizzare'. When you write 'I am in agreement' if I translate word by word 'je suis dans un accord'.

    I am joking but what I say it's often people who come from Portugal, Spain and French have the same reasoning.

    Thanks for your advices and your correction.

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    Re: Why is "I agree"

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Yes, of course.

    So you wouldn't say I am swim every day" or "I am hear you?" right? You'd say "I swim" or "I hear you," just as you say "I agree."

    There is a word "agreed" which is an adjective meaning "in a state of agreement." So we can say "We agree with each other" or "We are agreed.'
    Hello Barb_D,

    It is not the same thing in French, we say 'I am agree' (je suis d'accord), the word agree is d'accord. It is a bit funny but in latin language like Spain or Portuguese it's the same.

    For the verb swim it's okay, (Je nage =I swim).

    Nonetheless I reckon French is worse than English which exception.

    See you letter on the forum.

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