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Last year, the State Assembly failed to pass a balanced [#permalink] New post 16 Jul 2009, 06:57
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Last year, the State Assembly failed to pass a balanced budget because they could not agree on certain key provisions.
(A) they could not agree on
(B) they could not agree about
(C) it could not agree about
(D) the Assemblymen could not agree about
(E) the Assemblymen could not agree on


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Could someone please tell me the difference between "agree on" and "agree about"? I found these words in Cambridge Dictionary, but it never mentioned their difference.
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Re: SC - Agree [#permalink] New post 16 Jul 2009, 08:53
You agree ON an issue/view with someone.

Agree about is incorrect.
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Re: SC - Agree [#permalink] New post 17 Jul 2009, 00:29
rashminet84 wrote:
You agree ON an issue/view with someone.

Agree about is incorrect.


Thank you for your explanation, rashminet84. Anyway, what you've mentioned "Agree about is incorrect", do you mean that "agree about" is always grammatically incorrect? Or it's not a GMAT's preference.

This example is from Cambridge Dictionaries Online:

My father and I don't agree about/on very much.

Link: http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define_ ... &dict=CALD
Re: SC - Agree   [#permalink] 17 Jul 2009, 00:29
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