LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||27/MAI/2011 2:14 PM|
|Assunto:||On, Over, About|
He agreed on/about/with the conditions.
He agreed on the conditions. = He accepts the conditions and will follow/obey
He agrees with people about something. = He thinks like others think about
something. ("With" tends to be used with people, not things.)
He agrees about the conditions. = He has the same thoughts about the conditions as other people do.
(If something agrees with you, it is good for you and/or you like it. The desert
air agrees with you. A glass of wine before dinner agrees with you.)
You are not aware of the problems.
You are not aware of/about the problems. = (both corect) You are not aware that
the problems exist.
She wouldn't comment on/about/over the accusations.
She wouldn't comment on/about the accusations. = She would not talk, make
observations, etc. about the accusations.
She wouldn't comment over the accusations. = (This sounds like substandard English to me. I recommend that you avoid it. If you have seen this in print, I would like to read the context.)
I've already discussed about/on/over that with you.
I've already discussed that with you. = correct
I've already discussed about/on/over that with you. = incorrect
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