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    #1

    can "follow" be used like this?

    Can I use "follow" in this meaning?
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    He was just following me and didn't really agree. (meaning that I was asking someone for his opinion on something, and he simply said what I wanted to hear and didn't really agree)

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    #2

    Re: can "follow" be used like this?

    i think the verb needs to be changed. what about acquiesce
    He acquiesced to my opinion.

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    #3

    Re: can "follow" be used like this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shad View Post
    i think the verb needs to be changed. what about acquiesce
    He acquiesced to my opinion.
    I think that word is somewhat formal or not common. If I can't express that meaning with "follow", is there another word to express it, or do I have to reword the phrase?


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    Re: can "follow" be used like this?

    Quote Originally Posted by dihen View Post
    Can I use "follow" in this meaning?
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    He was just following me and didn't really agree. (meaning that I was asking someone for his opinion on something, and he simply said what I wanted to hear and didn't really agree)
    I'd say we use it that way but to avoid any confusion with the directional meaning we wouldn't use 'me' but rather we'd use "my opinion" or "my feelings", as in,

    He was just following my opinion and didn't really agree.

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