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    #1

    Question against, for, to

    Warning "against" such an act would be useless.
    warning "for" such an act would be useless.
    warning "to" such an act would be useless.


    I don't know the difference.

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    #2

    Re: against, for, to

    The first is correct if you remove the quotation marks. The others are incorrect because they don't begin with a capital W and they use inappropriate prepositions.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: against, for, to

    And that's the difference!

    We don't warn things for (#2) or to (#3). We only warn against or warn about. (They mean the same thing.)
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    #4

    Re: against, for, to

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    And that's the difference!

    We don't warn things for (#2) or to (#3). We only warn against or warn about. (They mean the same thing.)
    Thank you

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