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41. agree to A 「A(提案など)に同意する」

42. agree with A 「A(人)に同意する」

と25ページに説明されています。

42の例文はShe agreed with him about the holiday plan. (彼女は、休日の計画について、後に人がくるときはagree with、後に物事がくるときはagree toと習った経験のある人は多いかと思います。

そんなことはありませんから。agree withは「(人)に同意する」、人でない場合はagree toにするというのは間違いです。BrainyQuoteでagree withを調べてみたらそうでない例が出るわ出るわ。

I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it. (Voltaire)

People will generally accept facts as truth only if the facts agree with what they already believe. (Andy Rooney)

It doesn’t matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn’t matter how smart you are. If it doesn’t agree with experiment, it’s wrong. (Richard P. Feyman)

I love my family and I miss them very much but I’m a new person now. I know a lot of people will not agree with what I’ve done, but it was right for me. (LaToya Jackson)

A process which led from the amoeba to man appeared to the philosophers to be obviously a progress though whether the amoeba would agree with this opinion is not known. (Bertland Russell)

Life does not agree with philosophy: There is no happiness that is not idleness, and only what is useless is pleasurable. (Anton Chekhov)

I don’t necessarily agree with everything I say. (Marshall McLuhan)

I understand everybody in this country doesn’t agree with the decisions I’ve made. And I made some tough decisions. But people know where I stand. (George W. Bush)

I have opinions of my own, strong opinions, but I don’t always agree with them. (George H. W. Bush)

As all human beings are, in my view, creatures of God’s design, we must respect all other human beings. That does not mean I have to agree with their choices or agree with their opinions, but indeed I respect them as human beings. (Stockwell Day)

I don’t agree that everyone should agree with everyone’s lifestyle. I think that some people aren’t going to agree, but I think that when you’re mean and when you ridicule people it’s a sign of your own insecurities. (Nicki Minaj)

I still agree with the invasion of Iraq. I don’t agree with most of the decisions that accompanied it. (William Hague)

I don’t agree with everything he did in his life, but we’re dealing with this Howard Hughes, at this point. And also ultimately the flaw in Howard Hughes, the curse so to speak. (Martin Scorsese)

Republicans have been losing the war of words for years now. Now they are just caving because they don’t even want to try. I don’t agree with that approach. (Herman Cain)

I wish people wouldn’t think of me as a saint – unless they agree with the definition of a saint that a saint’s a sinner who goes on trying. (Aung San Suu Kyi)

I don’t have to agree with everything a candidate does to support him. (Harvey Weinstein)

I agree with cosmetic surgery for medical reasons – my mother had breast cancer and I think it’s very sad when somebody has no choice in what happens to their body. (Paloma Faith)

It’s really important to stand up for yourself and not always agree with what people say if indeed you don’t feel that that’s true. (Lily Collins)

There’s not one person in this crowd who’s gonna agree with everything I say. Not one. (Howard Dean)

Not many people agree with what I do. (Guy Kawasaki)
I don’t agree with everything Madonna’s done but she is fearless. (Cathy Freeman)

I like to go back over history and check out what people have written and whether I agree with it or not. (Harvey Pekar)

I agree with no one’s opinion. I have some of my own. (Ivan Turgenev)

And while I might not always agree with the viewpoint I have to portray, because I play a district attorney, as an actress I can always tell myself that my character is trying to take the moral high ground. (Lara Flynn Boyle)

Most of us see Justice O’Connor as something of an icon, although we do not agree with all of her decisions. (Patricia Ireland)

My parents didn’t agree with what was going on, you know, with the communists coming in, Fidel Castro. I didn’t see the reason why I needed to go back there and be a part of that exhibition. (Rafael Palmeiro)

What I would ask the Democrat Party is to put your plan on the table, because most people agree with the facts, and the facts are that Social Security is running out of money. (Jack Kingston)

I frankly don’t care if you agree with my stand on abortion. I take that stand because no other stand is consistent with decent principles, and no other standard is consistent with the will of God. (Alan Keyes)

We always thought we had to follow a certain theme but I don’t agree with that anymore. I think the fans deserve a wider variety of music. (Tom Cochrane)

I don’t agree with everything that any of our political leaders say or believe – that’s going to happen sometimes. (Dale Murphy)

I’m not sure I agree with the thesis, because I think that even though something grotesque or gross has been part of film since way back, what we accept or what we can get away with on the screen is broader now. (Ivan Reitman)

I just feel that I don’t agree with sensationalized versions of history or me. Any version that’s sensationalized. (Bernadine Dohrn)

I just think Texas and that whole Bible Belt section is so, like, corporate. And I don’t agree with organized religion in that respect. (Hunter Parrish)

And I have to say, I agree with some of the criticisms that some have made about that state program which allocates the grant money on a very rigid formula all across the country, with a certain percentage to each state. (Michael Chertoff)

That’s the past. I don’t agree with retrospect. (Steve Carlton)

If you are a friend of the Constitution as I am, I hope you will consider engaging me in the topics of my posts whether you agree or disagree with my position on a particular subject. (John Jay Hooker)

I agree with the idea that there is a separation of church and state. That teachers should not be leading prayer – a particular kind of prayer in classrooms. (Ken Buck)

I tend to agree with many aspects of President Obama’s policies. (Naoto Kan)

I have had many Ashfield people say to me that they might not agree with my political views or my decisions but that they supported my right to be heard. (Geoff Hoon)

I love independent filmmaking. I don’t agree with a lot of it, but that’s the point. (Gena Rowlands)

I don’t agree with capital punishment as it is now, because too often mistakes are made. But I think that if you eliminate the mistakes, then there are times when it is justified. (Jeff Lindsay)

My kid is seven years old and is learning to read and conjugate, but I don’t agree with that kind of education because I feel that the concepts are not contextualized… it’s interesting to try to make my kid a reflective boy, rather than just a repetitive boy, even if he doesn’t agree with me. (Ana Tijoux)

I agree with what the Chairman Greenspan said whatever it is that he did say. (Robert E. Rubin)

I even agree with the new digital ways of filmmaking, where you don’t even have physical film in the camera, but to be honest, I wouldn’t want to use it. (J. Lee Thompson)

In general, I do not agree with spying against one’s country. (Melita Norwood)

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このようにagree with以下が人もしくは人を表す代名詞でなくてかまいません。「人」だとwith、「人以外」だとtoと覚えては「絶対」いけませんからね。

逆に、agree toの次にくる単語が人もしくは人を表す代名詞なこともよくあります。” “agree to him”もしくは “agree to them”でググると大量の英文が検索されます。

いろんなサイトがこのagree withとagree toの使い分け(プラスagree onも)について説明していますので、興味のある方は確認してください。

agree to agree with ちがい
difference between agree to agree with

ただし理屈だけで理解しようとするのではなく、語感というものは大量の英語に接して徐々に感覚的に身につけるものだということもお忘れなく^^。

7月 10, 2013 · Pukuro · No Comments
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