“Agree” vs “Agree With”

As far as the difference in meaning between, Agree vs Agree with…  There is none.  For, in order to “Agree”, it is necessary to do it “With” another person, or an idea, opinion, philosophy, etc..  (All of which would come from another person.)

Therefore — the only difference between the Verb:  “Agree”, and the Prepositional Phrasal-Verb:  “Agree With” — is in how these two are used.

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When we use “Agree With”, there needs to be a Noun or Pronoun (acting as a Direct Object) directly after it in the sentence.  This is usually a person, but can also be an:  Idea, Opinion, Philosophy, etc..

To use “Agree” without the Direct Object, is usually as a statement in response to another, and the word “Agree” will be the last word in the sentence

“I agree with you, that we need to make learning English much more simple.”

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“He said that we needed to make English more simple to learn.  I told him that, I agree.  And then we slapped high-five and did a little dance before running off into the sunset.”

The statement “I agree.”  as a complete two-word sentence — which stands on its own — is also classified as an Interjection.  The person does not need to say “I agree with you.” because the person being spoken-to already comprehends that he or she is the one being spoken-to.

And That’s That!  Pretty Simple, Huh?

Have An Excellent Day!





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