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    Mr. Davis, I'm sorry but I don't agree ________________ the result on my oral test.
    1) with
    2) about
    3) on
    Which prepositions are suitable in the sentence above? If there is one that is not, how can I rephrase the sentence and make it right?

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    Re: agree

    Quote Originally Posted by beachboy View Post
    Mr. Davis, I'm sorry but I don't agree ________________ the result on my oral test.
    1) with
    2) about
    3) on
    Which prepositions are suitable in the sentence above? If there is one that is not, how can I rephrase the sentence and make it right?
    "...with the result of..." is OK.

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    Re: agree

    For the example you gave, "with" fits perfectly.

    As far as a general rule goes though, it's not completely simple, as context can have an effect:

    I don't agree with you.
    You don't agree with me.
    I don't agree with the result.
    You don't agree with my interpretation of the result.
    They agree with me.
    They didn't agree with the scores = All of them (as a collective) thought the scores were wrong.
    They didn't agree on the scores = They argued with each other over what the correct scores were.
    We don't agree on/about this particular subject.


    I'm sorry, but I can't agree with you on/about that.
    I'm sorry, but if we can't agree on a price, then I can't sell you the car.

    It's complicated - do you agree with me on that?

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    Re: agree

    The result of the oral test, but the grade on the oral test. Is that right?

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