I have this sentence:

In this animation, the referee is one-sided (towards | to | for) the team with blue jerseys.

Out of these three prepositions ("towards", "to" and "for"), which of them would suit this situation the best?

Or, how else should I construct this sentence?

I am trying to describe that: in this animation, the referee likes and helps the team with blue jerseys but not the team with red jerseys.

  • If it isn't obvious that it's one-sided, there's no point in trying to identify a victim. Dec 25, 2022 at 22:27

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In my experience (AmE), "one-sided" is normally used without any dependent preposition. For example, M-W gives a usage example in which it is used attributively:

a one-sided interpretation

I just looked in several other major dictionaries and found that that is true of their examples, too. Some options that would probably work better include:

In this animation, the referee is biased in favor of the team with blue jerseys.


In this animation, the referee is partial to the team with blue jerseys.

  • Exactly what I needed, thanks very much. Feel free to upvote my question :) Dec 25, 2022 at 6:38

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