- Avr 15, 2021
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(See RUNNING AGREEMENT.) Agreement or concord occurs when a word changes shape, depending on the other words to which it refers. This is a case of bending, and usually includes the value of a grammatical category « accepting » between different words or parts of the sentence. In standard English, for example, you can say I am or it is, but not « I am » or « it is. » This is because the grammar of the language requires that the verb and its subject coincide personally. The pronouns I and him are respectively the first and third person, just as the verbs are and are. The verbage form must be chosen to have the same person as the subject. The agreement, which, as above, is based on supra-grammatical categories, is a formal agreement, contrary to a fictitious agreement based on importance. For example, the term « The United States » is treated as unique for the purposes of the agreement, although it is formally plural. In addition, an agreement is not applicable. In California, the distinction between a final agreement and an agreement depends on the objective intent of the parties.
When an agreement is written, the courts determine the intent of the parties by the clear meaning of the words of the instrument.