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    I am English and am giving outside school help to some German children in their early teens. One of the questions I have been asked recently is "What is correct, I agree with, or I agree to ?" If they are both correct could someone tell me, (in simple terms!) how to explain that to the children?!
    Many thanks.
    Lee Gooch-Hatton (Mrs)

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    They are indeed both correct, but they mean different things. One example is that you can agree with someone, and you can agree to something.
    I'm not a teacher, so please consider any advice I give in that context.

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    "I agree" can be a sentence in itself. It is most likely to be expressed as agreement with someone's opinion. "I agree to" is likely to be followed by some activity or task. Example: "I agree to help you take out the trash." Feel free to come to your own conclusions about which is the more willing and which the more reluctant agreement.

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