Grammar Patterns

V against n; V to-inf

V against n; V to-inf

She battled against cancer for 19 months.
Firefighters battled to bring 100ft flames under control.
The very elements seemed to conspire against us, for the wind blew a perfect gale.
Circumstances conspired to doom the business almost as soon as it was off the ground.
He wanted to call Langley, but decided against it.
I rather quickly decided to seek a second interview with Pollard.
There had been rumours before last weekend's congress that at least one faction in the party was plotting against him.
Prosecutors in the trial allege the defendants plotted to overthrow the government.
  • battle
  • campaign
  • compete
  • conspire
  • decide
  • legislate
  • plot
  • scheme
  • struggle
  • vote
  • gang up
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