Please read the following sentences.

1) We are against of removing our resource when there is no work.

2) We are against removing our resource when there is no work.

Which sentence is correct?

Also: I think 'sacking' is not a polite word. Am I right?


  • You're asking two questions. Since they are completely unrelated, you should make a separate question for "Is 'sacking' a polite word"? – Max Mar 10 '14 at 10:54

against is itself a preposition like of, so it does not require any more preposition after it.

Moreover, against means

in opposition to

which includes the preposition to, so that the required meaning is already achieved.

We are against of removing our resource when there is no work.


The second usage is correct.

An even better expression might be "We are opposed to removing ..."

I would also suggest that you probably mean resources rather than resource - it seems unlikely that you only have 1 resource - even 1 worker is plural as you are referring to a plurality of that worker over time.

"Sacking" meaning "ending the employment of" is not generally polite. The accepted euphemisms include:

  • Terminating (employment ... not life) - a legally acceptable term with no connotations
  • Making redundant - implying that the worker was surplus to requirements
  • Letting go - could mean anything
  • Dismissing - implies misconduct on the part of the worker
  • Sacking - ditto
  • Firing - ditto
  • Allowing more family-time - just silly.

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