Phrasal Verbs

have against

This page is about the phrasal verb have against


If you have something against someone, you don't like them because of something they've said or done in the past.

For example

  • have sth against sb She says she doesn't have anything against him, but she just doesn't have much in common with him.

  • have sth against sb A lot of people say they don't have anything against gay people, but they wouldn't want one of their children to be gay.

can never be used in one of the continuous tenses, so you cannot say "I'm having something against him"

Quick Quiz

Leonardo has something against his neighbour Massimo. He says they

a. should be best friends

b. could never be friends

c. are secret lovers

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