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And there are enough differences of views between Trump and Republicans, among them[,] the vice-president elect, for Congress and the president to disagree.

(What will Trump’s foreign policy look like?, The Conversation)

In this sentence, does Congress disagree with the president or do Congress and the President disagree about the same thing together?

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  • Although context is not always necessary, it would have made it easier to explain the answer to you with the context. theconversation.com/… – Teacher KSHuang Jan 16 '17 at 8:21
  • "And there are enough differences of views between Trump and Republicans, among them[,] the vice-president elect, for Congress and the president to [be in disagreement]." Does this help? – Teacher KSHuang Jan 16 '17 at 8:44
  • 谢谢黄老师! 后面的这个president 是奥巴马还是川普呀? – Steve Choi Jan 18 '17 at 4:23
  • "And there are enough differences of views between Trump and Republicans, among them[,] the vice-president elect, for Congress and [Trump] to [be in disagreement]." – Teacher KSHuang Jan 18 '17 at 8:33
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If I were to come across this sentence, I'd assume the former — that Congress is in disagreement with the President — given the context. The reader is told that Mr. Trump and Republicans see enough things differently for this to be possible.

That being said, I'm not particularly a fan of the sentence. Include should most definitely be including, and I believe "differences in views" is more standard than "differences of views," for future reference.

  • Thank you so much for your kind help ! I have another sentence like " it is unusual for you and Tom to disagree,. in this sentence , you disagree with Tom or you and Tom disagree with an opinion or something together ? Thanks again !!! – user186904 Jan 7 '17 at 2:56
  • In Britain differences of view(s) would predominate over differences in view(s). Clearly it takes two people to disagree. but the verb can be rendered as I disagree with... or as we disagree about.... – WS2 Jan 7 '17 at 9:59

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