Hey guys it’s Michael here from Happy English and I help people speak English better.
Today, I want to talk about a grammar and vocabulary point that is a good example of just how weird English is. The verb AGREE is used with the prepositions with, to, and on and even without a preposition. But the meaning and usage is slightly different, depending on the preposition.
One key point that you need to keep in mind is the meaning and usage depends on what comes after the preposition. That could be a person, a thing, or a verb. Let me show you what I mean.
Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript for the details.
- I agree with Joe. We should offer that client a discount.
- We all agree with you. Let’s ask the boss for a day off on Friday!
- I agree with his decision.
- We agree with the terms of this contract.
- I agree to his decision.
- We agree to the terms of this contract.
- We agreed on the time of the meeting.
- Everyone agreed on the location for the new office.
- I agreed to go with him to the library.
- My sister agreed to cook lasagna for us next weekend.
- Everyone agreed.
- We agreed that the company should hire more people.
- In grammar: The subject and verb need to agree = the grammar is correct.
- (British usage?) Agree about – We agreed about the color; it was awful.
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