V n against n
V n against nThe verb is followed by a noun group and a prepositional phrase which consists of against and a noun group. With some verbs, the preposition is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause. The passive pattern is be V-ed against n.This pattern has two structures:
Structure I: Verb with Object and prepositional ObjectWe'll have to weigh the responsibilities against the rewards.
Structure II: Verb with Object and AdjunctWe insured the house against fire.