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    Will17 is offline Senior Member
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    Cool fight

    Hello!

    When do we use "against" with the verb "to fight".

    Do we "fight a disease" or "fight against a disease", same question with a problem...?
    Thanks
    W

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    Re: fight

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    Hello!

    When do we use "against" with the verb "to fight".

    Do we "fight a disease" or "fight against a disease", same question with a problem...?
    Thanks
    W
    I would say that they are generally interchangeable. I suppose I would be more likely to say "fight a disease" if I personally were trying to get over an illness. And I might say "fight against" if I were a researcher looking for a cure or a vaccination. But you could use either one in each of those cases.

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