Grammar Patterns

N against n

The 'broadside' group

These nouns refer to statements saying bad or critical things about someone or something.
And, yes, it will include a broadside against the BBC for its role in dumbing down the nation.
The public outcry against live animal exports is not a knee-jerk reaction as some politicians have suggested.
In the case of warning, the preposition against is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause.
The Major issued a strong warning against shooting camels, which are often used for racing in Saudi Arabia and can be extremely valuable.
  • accusation
  • allegation
  • assault
  • broadside
  • libel
  • outburst
  • outcry
  • protest
  • slogans
  • speech
  • statement
  • stricture
  • warning
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