The 'think' groupThese verbs are concerned with thinking. This includes:
having a belief
knowing or understanding something
hoping and fearing
He was fantastically short of money, so everyone just assumed he sold the pictures.
Once I realized how much time I was spending at work, and how little I was enjoying life, I decided that things had to change.
The students fear that the government does not intend to fulfil this demand.
'I didn't know you owned a camera,' said Michael.
It was a calculated risk. They probably reasoned that without proof the fuss would die down.
Nobody suspected that the comet might contain much smaller particles.
I thought you were dead.
Agree and concur are reciprocal verbs (see Chapter 6) which often have a plural Subject with this pattern and meaning.
accept acknowledge agree anticipate appreciate assume believe (cannot) believe bet calculate (cannot) conceive concur conjecture consider (cannot) credit decide determine disagree disbelieve doubt dread dream (never) dreamed envisage envision estimate expect fancy fantasize fear feel figure foresee forget fret gather grasp guess hallucinate hold hope hypothesize imagine intend know marvel muse pray presume realize reason reckon reflect regret rejoice remember resolve see speculate surmise suppose suspect theorize think trust understand vow wish wonder worry
Scientists agree that these lumps of matter must originate in the asteroid belt.