Agree With, Agree To, Agree On – English Grammar Lesson

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Do you have a good relationship with your coworkers? If so, I’d guess that you usually agree with them when they have an idea. If you can easily agree on something in the office, it makes your working relationships stronger. Of course it’s not always pleasant. Sometimes you have to agree to do things that you don’t really want to do, or you need to agree with ideas that you don’t really share, but that sort of compromise does keep you and your team working well.

Today, let’s have a look at the various prepositions that collocate with the verb agree.

We use agree with + a person, idea, or situation:

  • I usually agree with my boss.
  • Jack agreed with my idea of revising our catalog.
  • I don’t agree with allowing professional athletes participate in the Olympics.

We use agree to + verb:

  • I never agreed to fix Jim’s computer. He must be mistaken.
  • We agreed to lower the commission rate for just one month for that client.
  • Thanks for agreeing to become a member of this website!

Lastly, we use agree on + an idea or situation. The grammar is agree on + noun / gerund:

  • Can we agree on meeting again next week at the same time?
  • I hope you can agree on the terms of this contract.
  • The CEO finally agreed on the budget for next year.

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