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    Question Disagree with

    "Many people disagree in how such problems should be resolved."

    Is this sentence grammatically and stylistically correct?

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    Re: Disagree with

    Isn't the collocation disagree with or disagree about?

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    Re: Disagree with

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    Isn't the collocation disagree with or disagree about?
    CALD gives "disagree on", not giving "disagree about" ("disagree with" has, I think, a different meaning).

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    Re: Disagree with

    Quote Originally Posted by nyggus View Post
    CALD gives "disagree on", not giving "disagree about" ("disagree with" has, I think, a different meaning).
    I've heard both - on is more specific:

    They haggled for hours, but couldn't agree on a price.
    They always disagreed about the best economic policy.


    I've also heard 'disagree over': They disagreed over a woman. (This is a slightly different sense of 'disagree' - it doesn't refer to this sort of disagreement: 'You go out with her Mon-Wed, and I'll go out with her Thurs-Sat, Sundays she can wash her hair. Agreed?' 'No way; you can't have both Friday night and Saturday...' - apologies for rather non-PC example )

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