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Question: In the above, is agree to or agree with suitable?
Do you agree with people and agree to something?
I have heard:
1. She agrees with him. (agree with somebody)
2. She doesn't agree with hitting children. (phrasal verb; agree with + V-ing form)
3. His conclusion does not agree with the data. (compaing two pieces / sets of information)
4. She agrees with the bill / her mom's value. (agree with content).
5. She agrees to his plan. (agree to an instruction, a concept)
Since the word argumentation means either debate or logical reasoning, I would say to is better..
You can agree with a person. You can agree with a statement or with an opinion. You can agree (consent) to do something.
So the choice depends on what is meant (in the given context) by argumentation. Is it simply a statement? Or is it a process or procedure which is to be consented to?
CalifJimSo if the argumantation presents a corrected/new way of a series of steps in doing something, then using agree to argumentation would be alright?
A did something which B did not agree. So C suggested A do something else in order to persuade B, using a new procedure/method, thus an argumentation. So C is asking A that whether A would agree to the argumentation or not.
Would this make any sense?
A made an argument that P is true. B did not believe that A's argument proved that P is true. That is, B did not accept A's argument. C told A a different way to present the argument to B, thinking that the new argument would persuade B that P is true. C asks A if he agrees with C's reasoning, that is, with C's argument. C says, "Do you agree with my reasoning?" or "Do you accept my argument?" Or possibly, C does not care if B accepts the argument or not. C is more concerned with persuading A to use the new reasoning to persuade B that P is true. C says, "Do you agree to use my new argument when you see B again?"
A person can agree with someone else's reasoning (or argument). A person can accept someone else's reasoning (or argument). These expressions mean that the second person believes the argument put forward by the first person.
In my opinion, people say "accept an argument" more than they say "agree with an argument".
If you agree to something, you consent to take action. You can say that C wanted A to agree to present the new argument to B. You can say that A agreed to present the new argument to B. You can say that A agreed to use the new argument the next time he spoke with B. (None of these means that A agreed with C. Maybe he agreed with C; maybe he didn't agree with C.)
Anonymous:You use :
agree with a person, an opinion or a policy : I entirely agree with you.
agree about a subject of discussion : We agree about most things.
agree on a matter of discussion : Let's try to agree on a date.
agree to a suggestion : I'll agree to your suggestion if you lower the price.
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