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    Question assault AGAINST/ON

    How do we use the word 'assault' (meaning a military attack)? Do we use it with prepositions, e.g:
    "They launched an assault ON/AGAINST the fortress."
    Can it be used as a verb? Are any prepositions needed then? e.g:
    "The troops assaulted ( on/against) the town."

    I''ll be grateful for your help.

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    Re: assault AGAINST/ON

    Noun requires a preposition; verb doesn't:

    NOUN: troops began an assault on the city
    VERB: they regrouped to assault the hill

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