“If we agree, we should sign the agreement.” The point of the article is not to say “don`t use the abstract Noun chord.” English is blessed with an abundance of wealth, but if what you meant was approval and you used approval, because it sounded like what you wanted, but he knew nothing about the deal, it is something that English users need to be aware of. Using the agreement for an agreement is probably the linguistic equivalent of using a half-moon key instead of a combination key or a basic key. You can do it, but it still leaves a little bit of damage. If you want to use consent, end, whatever, but at least note that the old robust contract is in the toolbox. To anticipate another objection, yes, I celebrate the flexibility, adaptability and inventiveness of the English language, but it is one thing to form a new and useful word to meet a need. But I shout when English words do because they don`t know or have not forgotten a very good and normal word. There is nothing wrong with an agreement. It is not archaism, even if it is a consensus. The use of consent is, in most cases, only linguistic antinomianism. It`s irritating.
That is an interesting question. Although the word “agreeance” appears in some dictionaries as a synonym for “agreement,” it appears in the error list of the book “Common Errors in English Usage”: its rise is, I suppose, a symptom of declining literacy. The Americans are nothing but ingenious. People know the verb to consent, and they know how to make abstract nouns with the use of -ance, and therefore people, especially in the spoken media, turn to consent as a substitute, in the absence of the standard appointment agreement. I first heard it at my favorite Omaha sports station, 1620 The Zone/KOZN (discussion of the sad state of Nebraska football). One of the hosts often uses this word. It prefers neologisms, so its use is not a surprise, but then I began to notice its use elsewhere. It makes me think its use is going to spread. This is a very effective contribution and I strongly agree with it. “Agreement between experimental observations and theory” One of the strange abstract nouns that has emerged in recent times is the word consent, because it says, “I agree with this position.” A Nounon is a person, a place or a thing.
An abstract nominus is a concept. You can`t see, touch, smell, taste or hear a chord like that, see a truck, hear a noise, taste a sandwich or smell smoke. English has many ways of making abstract names. The extension – ance is one of them with – ion and – ment.