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    • Join Date: May 2006
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    "protest" vs "protest against"

    Hi there

    I would like to know if there's any nuanced difference between the following two sentences:

    1) I protest the new proposal.
    2) I protest against the new proposal.

    Thank you very much.

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    Re: "protest" vs "protest against"

    The first doesn't work for me; in act, I would use something like 'object to' there- protest is not just disagreeing, but demonstrating, taking action against, etc. The second could work, but it is an extreme stance IMO.

    • Join Date: May 2006
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    Re: "protest" vs "protest against"

    Thank you !


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