Grammar Patterns

ADJ against n

ADJ against n

The adjective is followed by a prepositional phrase which consists of against and a noun group.
 Adjectiveagainstnoun group
Cream is alsohelpfulagainsta dry flaky skin.
We arehelplessagainstthe guns of the soldiers.
The floor stones wereicyagainsthis bare feet.
Adjectives with this pattern belong to the following meaning groups:
The 'effective' groupThe 'defenceless' groupThe 'safe' groupThe 'visible' groupThe 'successful' groupThe 'steady' groupThe 'deductible' groupAdjectives with other meanings

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