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English translation: to disagree, to take different points of view

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09:35 Mar 12, 2008
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English term or phrase: to be in disagreement over sthg
Hello!
"Choose several items that you and the managerial respondents are in disagreement over. What steps would you recommend to change these behaviors?"
I'm afraid I don' understand...
Do I agree with the managers or do I not agree with them?
Because if I say "My friend and I disagree over this issue" does it mean that we both share the same view that sthg should not be done, or does it mean that I don't have the same view as him?
Thx!
Luca
xxxMaverick82
Local time: 03:50
English translation:to disagree, to take different points of view
Explanation:
It means that you disagree with the managers.
In your second example, it means you don't have the same view as your friend.

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I entered
define: disagreement
in Google and came up with this:
Definitions of disagreement on the Web:

* a conflict of people's opinions or actions or characters
* discrepancy: a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions; "a growing divergence of opinion"
* the speech act of disagreeing or arguing or disputing
wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn

* A controversy or dispute is a matter of opinion over which parties actively disagree, argue, or debate. Controversies can range in size from private disputes between two individuals to large-scale disagreements between societies.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disagreement

* means any matter to which the Dispute Resolution Chapter applies as set out in paragraph 7 of that Chapter;
www.ainc-inac.gc.ca/pr/agr/nsga/nis/dfn_e.htm

You could have done this. If you had, would it have solved your problem?
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Jack Doughty
United Kingdom
Local time: 02:50
Grading comment
Hi Jack! Thx! By the way, I did look the word up in the dictionary many times, but my doubt remained. If writeaway put in a foreign learner's shoes would not make such trivial remarks.
Thx to everybody!
Luca
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4 +6to disagree, to take different points of view
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to disagree, to take different points of view


Explanation:
It means that you disagree with the managers.
In your second example, it means you don't have the same view as your friend.

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Note added at 1 hr (2008-03-12 11:35:16 GMT)
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I entered
define: disagreement
in Google and came up with this:
Definitions of disagreement on the Web:

* a conflict of people's opinions or actions or characters
* discrepancy: a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions; "a growing divergence of opinion"
* the speech act of disagreeing or arguing or disputing
wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn

* A controversy or dispute is a matter of opinion over which parties actively disagree, argue, or debate. Controversies can range in size from private disputes between two individuals to large-scale disagreements between societies.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disagreement

* means any matter to which the Dispute Resolution Chapter applies as set out in paragraph 7 of that Chapter;
www.ainc-inac.gc.ca/pr/agr/nsga/nis/dfn_e.htm

You could have done this. If you had, would it have solved your problem?

Jack Doughty
United Kingdom
Local time: 02:50
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 268
Grading comment
Hi Jack! Thx! By the way, I did look the word up in the dictionary many times, but my doubt remained. If writeaway put in a foreign learner's shoes would not make such trivial remarks.
Thx to everybody!
Luca

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agree  xxxPoveyTrans
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agree  writeaway: but as 'seasoned pros', wouldn't it be a good idea to encourage a student to look terms up and try to find the answer, rather than just post here. Kudoz rules think so: http://www.proz.com/siterules/kudoz_asking/2.1#2.1
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