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    I strongly oppose to school violence.

    I know that oppose can take object directly since it is a transitive verb

    but this morning I found below sentence on the web, ESL site by a Korean teacher!


    'I strongly oppose to school violence'

    Is the above sentence grammatical?


    I think we don't need 'to' in there.

    Also i think we can say

    'I'm strongly opposed to school violence'.


    Please brighten me up.

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    Re: I strongly oppose to school violence.

    Quote Originally Posted by wotcha View Post
    I know that oppose can take object directly since it is a transitive verb

    but this morning I found below sentence on the web, ESL site by a Korean teacher!


    'I strongly oppose to school violence'

    Is the above sentence grammatical? No.


    I think we don't need 'to' in there.

    Also, I think we can say

    'I'm strongly opposed to school violence'. Correct.


    Please brighten (enlighten) me up.
    Gil

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