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joham

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Everyone agreed with the decision.

This sentence comes from CAMBRIDGE LEARNER'S DICTIONARY. I'd like to know if it equals the sentence 'Everyone agrees to the decision'.

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Everyone agreed with the decision.

This sentence comes from CAMBRIDGE LEARNER'S DICTIONARY. I'd like to know if it equals the sentence 'Everyone agrees to the decision'.

Thank you in advance.

No. It's present and past. 'Everyone agreed with the decision taken at the meeting'. 'Everyone agrees to the decision', sounds very conversational. Normally we 'agree with', but we can imagine someone saying, 'so, everyone agrees to the decision ?'.
 

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No. It's present and past. 'Everyone agreed with the decision taken at the meeting'. 'Everyone agrees to the decision', sounds very conversational. Normally we 'agree with', but we can imagine someone saying, 'so, everyone agrees to the decision ?'.

Sorry, I was too careless. I meant to ask if 'Everyone agreed to the decision' equals the original sentence 'Everyone agreed with the decision'.

Thank you very much.
 

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Everyone agreed with the decision.

This sentence comes from CAMBRIDGE LEARNER'S DICTIONARY. I'd like to know if it equals the sentence 'Everyone agrees to the decision'.

Thank you in advance.
agree to sth phrasal verb
to agree something:
Both sides in the conflict have agreed to the terms of the peace treaty.
agree with sth (THINK) phrasal verb [usually in negatives]
to think that something is morally acceptable:
I don't agree with hunting.
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fromatto

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Sorry, I was too careless. I meant to ask if 'Everyone agreed to the decision' equals the original sentence 'Everyone agreed with the decision'.

Thank you very much.

It does mean the same thing, but 'agreed with' sounds more correct here.
 
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