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    Question synonym: "agree with"

    hello,
    I met some problems in using the synonymous words(phrases), and couldn't know if I were right or wrong.

    Here they are:
    I agree with the statement that~
    Can I use: I subscribe to the statement that~
    I consent to the statement that~

    If not, could you please give me some examples to clarify?
    And it is appreciated if providing the better answers to my questions. (agree with)

    Thanks for your help!!!
    Lisa

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    Re: synonym: "agree with"

    Quote Originally Posted by mylisa507 View Post
    hello,
    I met some problems in using the synonymous words(phrases), and couldn't know if I were right or wrong.

    Here they are:
    I agree with the statement that~
    Can I use: I subscribe to the statement that~
    I consent to the statement that~

    If not, could you please give me some examples to clarify?
    And it is appreciated if providing the better answers to my questions. (agree with)

    Thanks for your help!!!
    Lisa
    They are correct, though "subscribe" would be less common. Also you could use "concur with" or "support".

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    Re: synonym: "agree with"

    Quote Originally Posted by mylisa507 View Post
    hI consent to the statement that~
    That does not work for me at all.

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    Re: synonym: "agree with"

    Many of those links are for "I consent to the statement being disclosed", which is not what mylisa was talking about.

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    Re: synonym: "agree with"

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Many of those links are for "I consent to the statement being disclosed", which is not what mylisa was talking about.
    When one adds "that", it is still used: https://www.google.com/search?q=%22c...tement+that%22

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    Re: synonym: "agree with"

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    They are correct, though "subscribe" would be less common. Also you could use "concur with" or "support".
    Got it. Thank you, MikeNewYork! :))

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    Re: synonym: "agree with"

    e.g. I consent to the statement that getting university education is the most important factor for success in life.
    Is this okay? (BTW, I'm writing for the toefl test.)
    Someone told me it is right, but I looked for the dictionary and it said "consent to" is usually used to describe "authorize sth."

    Thank you, 5jj!!!

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    Re: synonym: "agree with"

    Quote Originally Posted by mylisa507 View Post
    Got it. Thank you, MikeNewYork! :))
    We appreciate your support, but a thank you is not needed. Just click the like button.

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