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    raise my voice against/towards my parents

    When I am angry, I often raise my voice against/towards my parents.

    Which preposition should I use? If neither, which preposition is needed?

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    Re: raise my voice against/towards my parents

    '. . .raise my voice to my parents.'

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    Re: raise my voice against/towards my parents

    Is it possible to use "at"?

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    Re: raise my voice against/towards my parents

    Quote Originally Posted by suprunp View Post
    Is it possible to use "at"?
    I wouldn't use it, but doesn't sound wrong to me.

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