Agreement To Agreeance

I am advancing the interpretation that convergence is consensus, like truth to truth: one feels like one agrees, so let us pretend to do so. One of the strangest abstract names that has appeared in recent times is the word consent, because it is “I agree with this position”. A name is a person, a place or a thing. An abstract name is a concept. You can`t see, touch, smell, taste or hear an arrangement like that, you see a truck, you hear a noise, you taste a sandwich or you smell the smoke. English has several ways of making abstract names. The end of the ance is one of them with – ion and – ment. To anticipate an objection, yes, I am aware that Agreeance is an old English word that dates back to at least the 16th century. But I also assume that his ascension is not based on a repeated appreciation of an ancient, though rarely used, word. On the contrary, I guess the word is used because people have forgotten about approval or are unaware of it. To anticipate another objection, yes, I celebrate the flexibility, adaptability and inventiveness of the English language, but it`s one thing to invent a new useful word to meet a need.

But I`m so scary when English words invent because they don`t know or haven`t forgotten a perfectly good standard word. There is nothing wrong with reaching an agreement. This is not archaism, although there is probably a consensus. In most cases, the use of concordance is only linguistic antinomianism. It is irritating. approval status; Harmony of opinion, testimony, action or character; compliance; Concorde; compliance; Because there is a good agreement between the members of the Council. To be safe, I will continue to use “agreement”. The purpose of the article is not to say, “Don`t use abstract approval.” English is blessed with a plethora of riches, but if what you meant was a deal and you used approval because it sounded like what you wanted, but you didn`t know anything about the deal, then that`s something English users need to be aware of. “There was no agreement between theory and measure” “If we agree, let`s sign the agreement.” His rise is, I suppose, a symptom of declining literacy.