English collocations: Agreeing and disagreeing
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1. Verb and noun collocations
|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
|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
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
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.
A conflict of opinion within the National Olympic Association is threatening to delay the building of a new stadium.
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