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    #1

    There's no vaccine ____ the disease.

    New Entry: 'There's no vaccine ____ the disease.' has just been added to the Language Polls area of UsingEnglish.com.


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    #2

    Re: There's no vaccine ____ the disease.

    In my opinion, to is just plain wrong and for is a poor choice. I'd always use against.

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    #3

    Re: There's no vaccine ____ the disease.

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    In my opinion, to is just plain wrong and for is a poor choice. I'd always use against.
    Vaccine for is 50% more common.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: There's no vaccine ____ the disease.

    In 69 years I have only heard for.
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    #5

    Re: There's no vaccine ____ the disease.

    To make everyone happy, I have added against. Thanks for letting me know. Is against the most common choice in Canada?

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    Re: There's no vaccine ____ the disease.

    I think against is by far the most common choice in Canada. As I said, to my ear to is just wrong in this context.

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    #7

    Re: There's no vaccine ____ the disease.

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Vaccine for is 50% more common.
    That tells us nothing about the different meanings of the two forms. Sometimes for is correct, and sometimes against is correct.

    This then is not a comparison of which preposition is more popular for a specific sense, it is only a (poor) indication of which meaning is more frequent.

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