agree to raising revenue

  • se16teddy

    Senior Member
    English - England
    They are both grammatically correct, but there is a difference in meaning between them.

    1. Republican lawmakers should agree to raise revenue = Republican lawmakers should accept the job of raising revenue.

    2. Republican lawmakers should agree to raising revenue = Republican lawmakers should consent to revenue being raised.

    As far as I am aware, Republican lawmakers do not raise revenue themselves, so I suppose that 2. is the intended sense.
     
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    kentix

    Senior Member
    English - U.S.
    No. They are being asked to agree to do something - to take some action. "With" just means they are are being asked to say they think it's a good idea.
     
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