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    what's the correct preposition?

    Can we use 'compete' like this in the following sentence? And which preposition is correct?
    They are trying to discover something to compete with / against the side effects of X.

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    Re: what's the correct preposition?

    Quote Originally Posted by English4everyone View Post
    Can we use 'compete' like this in the following sentence? And which preposition is correct?
    They are trying to discover something to compete with / against the side effects of X.
    "Compete" doesn't work, "combat" would be better. With "combat" no preposition is required.

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    Re: what's the correct preposition?

    Or "counteract" or "lessen" or "mitigate."

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