The meeting has been going on for two hours, but they still have not reached an agreement. 』 問題： 可否將後段改為 but they still have not reaching an agreement...
The two emperor were at war 兩位帝王在交戰 because they could not reach an agreement 因為他們不能達成共識 on whether to break eggs at the larger or the smaller end. 要在大的那頭還是小的那頭敲破蛋殼
用permission 比較好 或者是....... without his approval. 在你所舉的例子裡，沒有人在使用agreement。 以上 2006-11-14 22:15:38 補充： commitment 有承諾的意思，一樣是不適當。例如我對工作或公司或家庭的承諾就可用commitment。