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Agree or Disagree
To AGREE and to DISAGREE (opposed to ‘agree'):
are used either alone or followed by 'with' , 'about', or a subordinate clause.
- I agree with you.
- I really agree about what he was suggesting...
- They agreed that it was a mistake.
a) AGREE and DISAGREE are not built with an –ing form.
- We didn't agree with him, we don't agree now, and we will never agree...
b) To AGREE may be followed by an infinitive clause;
then, it has the meaning of 'to accept to' = to agree to = to consent;
with that meaning, in the negative form, we use = 'don't let + verb'
- I agree to sign this petition...
- They agreed to let their children do what they wanted.
- He agreed to see me (willpower to act/ to accept to)
- I won't let him see me now ! I have no time to waste...
: B E W A R E :
The interrogative et negative forms use the DO/DOES auxiliary
PLEASE, NOT BE -
No error, a very frequent one... can irritate me more than this one...
- Do you agree with me ?
- I don't agree with you when you say that she's stupid...
- I disagree with this suggestion.
* Beware ! Here 'agreeing' isn't an -ing form, but a gerund = 'the fact of agreeing'.
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