Agree With vs. Agree About vs. Agree To vs. Agree On

To agree is to have the same ideas and opinions.

Agree can be followed by the prepositions with, about, on and to.

Agree with

We agree with a person, an opinion or a policy. To agree with something is to think that it is the right thing to do. To agree with somebody is to think that they are doing or saying the right thing.

  • I agree with you.
  • I entirely agree with your opinion that smoking must be banned.
  • I could not agree with those nasty remarks she made about the unemployed.
  • I do not agree with their aggressive sales policy.

You can use an -ing form after agree with.

  • As a concerned parent, I agree with increasing the legal drinking age. (NOT I agree increasing the legal drinking age.)
  • I agree with providing free education to the poor.

Agree about

We agree about a subject of discussion.

  • We agree about most things.
  • They were quarreling the whole time they were together because they could not agree about anything.

Agree can be followed by a that-clause.

  • We all agree that poverty must be eradicated.
  • They agreed that the money should be equally divided among the four brothers.

Agree on

We agree on a matter for decision.

  • The ministers all agree on the need for building better infrastructure in the city.
  • They could not agree on a date.

Agree to

To agree to do something is to express your willingness to do it.

  • The police inspector agreed to look into the matter.
  • He agreed to feed the dogs.
  • In the end I agreed to clean the room.

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