Improve Your English – Lesson 9: The Difference between Agree with/Agree to

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Improve Your English – Lesson 9: The Difference between Agree with/Agree to

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These terms are often a problem for students of English. Use agree with if you have the same opinion, idea, judgment, etc. as another person.

One agrees with people.

  • Don’t say: Miss Lee agreed to Mr. Ma’s comment about the educational problems in Taiwan.
  • Do say: Miss Lee agreed with Mr. Ma’s comment about the educational problems in Taiwan.

Use agree to if you concur with the actions, plans, suggestions of another person. One agrees to things.

  • Don’t say: Bill agreed with his brother’s suggestion to lend him money to start his own business.
  • Do say: Bill agreed to his brother’s suggestion to lend him money to start his own business.

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