N against n
Nouns with this pattern belong to the following meaning groups:The 'attack' groupThe 'broadside' groupThe 'protection' groupThe 'charge' groupThe 'anger' groupThe 'argument' groupThe 'game' groupNouns with other meanings
N against nThe noun is followed by a prepositional phrase which consists of against and a noun group. With some nouns, the preposition against is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause. This pattern is N against -ing.
|Noun||against||noun group/-ing clause|
|the||battle||against||a forest fire|