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  1. Junior Member
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    #1

    Throw sth in sb vs throw sth at sb vs throw sth against sb

    What's worse, the rebels threw petrol bombs in/at/against the police.

    Which one suits this sentence best?

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    #2

    Re: Throw sth in sb vs throw sth at sb vs throw sth against sb

    (not a teacher)
    "At" is definitely correct here, the other options probably are not. Let's wait what the experts say.
    "Against" could be used in a sentence like "They protested against the police."

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    #3

    Re: Throw sth in sb vs throw sth at sb vs throw sth against sb

    Only at works there.
    I am not a teacher.

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