Make Your Editor Cry: Agreeance vs. Agreement

Make Your Editor Cry:  Agreeance vs. Agreement

In this article I will attempt to clarify the sometimes confusing difference between the words agreeance and agreement.

Agreeance is not a thing–or a word.

When you agree with someone, you are in agreement.

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Examples:

Incorrect:

It seems we are all in agreeance.

They reached an agreeance about the plan.

The jury members have come to an agreeance about the verdict.

Her head nodded in agreeance.

Correct:

It seems we are all in agreement.

They reached an agreement about the plan.

The jury members have come to an agreement about the verdict.

Her head nodded in agreement.

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