English collocations: Agreeing and disagreeing

English collocations: Agreeing and disagreeing

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1. Verb and noun collocations

Collocation example
Go along with an idea/ a view I go along with your view that crime and poverty are linked
Be in (complete) agreement We are in complete agreement over the question of drug abuse in athletics
Tend to agree/disagree I tend to agree that parents often blame teachers for problems which start within the family
Share an opinion/ a view I share your opinion that sport is over-commercialised
Appreciate someone’s point I appreciate your point of view, but I still think you are overstating the problem
See someone’s point (understand their opinion) I can see your point: I’ve never thought of it in that way before
Enter into an argument I’d prefer not to enter into an argument over the war in Collocania
Differences arise/exist Differences exist/ have arisen between the unions and the management over how to solve the problem.
Come to/ reach a compromise We disagree over what to do, but I’m sure we can come to/ reach a compromise.
Settle a dispute/ your differences The management and the union have finally settled their pay dispute. I’m sure we can settle our differences without damaging our friendship.
Agree to differ (agree to have different opinions) I don’t think we will ever agree with each other. We’ll just have to agree to differ.

2. Verb and adverb collocations

Verb Adverb Example
Agree Entirely/ wholeheartedly I entirely agree with you on the question of nuclear waste.
Agree Partly/ up to a point I agree up to a point, but I also think there are other important factors
Disagree Fundamentally/ totally/ strongly The two philosophers disagreed fundamentally over the effect of the environment on behaviour.

3. Adjective and noun collocations for disputes and strong disagreements

English-collocations...

I’ve often disagreed strongly with Nancy but I’ve never had such a head-on clash with her before [disagreement where two people confront each other directly]
The bitter dispute between the two groups finally led to violence.
We had a very heated argument about immigration the other day.
Jeff and I had a fundamental disagreement over who should be the next Chair of the club.

4. Further collocations for agreeing and disagreeing

English-collocations...

The  Regional Education Committee has reached a unanimous agreement on a new system of exams for secondary schools.
Controversy continues to exist/rage over the appointment of the new Director.
conflict of opinion within the National Olympic Association is threatening to delay the building of a new stadium.
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