another lost preposition

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Mon Feb 11 15:57:23 UTC 2008

On Feb 11, 2008, at 7:23 AM, Ben Zimmer wrote:

> On Feb 11, 2008 9:48 AM, Arnold M. Zwicky <zwicky at>
> wrote:
>> this time in AmE vs. BrE.
>> paraphrasing Garner's Modern American Usage (2003):
>>  protest against: against may be omitted in AmE, but not in BrE (649)
> Discussed by Jan Freeman last year, along with "battle (against)" and
> "appeal (against)":
> yankees_win/

embarrassing, because she quotes me in this piece.

well, back then, i wasn't collecting examples.  now i am. i have a
Language Log piece in preparation on "ten (or so) ways to lose a


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