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In this lesson, we will see different ways of how to use the phrase ‘disagree with’.
Jenny: ‘Disagree with’ is a phrasal verb used to denote that someone has a different opinion from someone else about something.
Fred: That’s correct. It is also used to refer to a type of food that makes you feel slightly ill or uncomfortable.
Jenny: Yes, that’s absolutely right Fred. For example: ‘Food made in mustard oil disagrees with me’.
Fred: Thanks for the example, Jenny. Here is another one: ‘Most people strongly disagree with the way children are evaluated in schools, today’.
Jenny: That’s right. We can also say: ‘I totally disagree with cruelty to animals’.
Fred: Thanks for another amazing example, Jenny. I think the meaning and usage of ‘disagree with’ is quite clear. Let’s see some sample conversations now.
Kelly: Where were you, Ben?
Ben: I went shopping.
Kelly: Wow! Shopping! Why did you go alone? You could have asked me to come with you.
Ben: I didn't ask you because you always disagree with my selection of clothes.
Kelly: That’s right, Ben. I disagree with your selection because you don't pick the right stuff.
Ben: Well, it may not be the right stuff for you, but I like my choices. This time I wanted to buy something I like.
Kelly: Alright. So, show me what you got.
Ben: Maybe later, Kelly. I don’t feel very well…
Kelly: What’s wrong?
Ben: I think the shrimp platter I ate at the mall didn’t agree with me.
Kelly: See?! That’s another reason you should call me when you go out! I know shrimp never agrees with you!
Ben: You’re right, Kelly…I can’t disagree with you…you always know what’s best.
James: I think you lied to me about why you didn't want to visit grandma’s house.
Kelly: Why would I do that? I like going to grandma’s.
James: I don’t know. Maybe you disagreed with my plan.
Kelly: Why would I disagree with spending my holidays at grandma’s house? I was really busy preparing for my exams.
James: Alright. I’ll accept your excuse this time. But I don't want to hear any excuses next time.
Kelly: I’ll definitely visit grandma after my exams.
Ben: Hey James. What’s up?
James: Nothing much. Just came back from work.
Ben: Actually, I came here to invite you to a party tomorrow.
James: Sorry, dude! I’m really busy tomorrow. I have some urgent meetings scheduled. I don’t think I’ll be able to make it to the party.
Ben: Come on, James. Life’s not only about work. You need to enjoy it, too.
James: I’m sorry, Ben. I disagree with you. I like working, and for me it’s fun.
Ben: I understand. Everyone’s got their own priorities. Anyway, try to come to the party.
James: Sure. Thanks for the invitation.