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Sentence: "Anti-incumbency is building up against/on XYZ party"

My question: What preposition ould be correct to use in the sentence? I've seen both prepositions being used in the past, therefore, I'm asking. XYZ could by any political party.

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Hi,

Sentence: "Anti-incumbency is building up against/on XYZ party"

My question: What preposition ould be correct to use in the sentence? I've seen both prepositions being used in the past, therefore, I'm asking. XYZ could by any political party.

I don't like 'against', because 'anti-' also embodies the idea of 'against'. It takes too long to figure out the meaning, kind of lke a double negative.

The whole structure of the sentence does not seem good to me.
I'd say something like this.

eg Voters are increasingly hostile to the XYZ party as incumbents.

Clive
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CliveHi,
Sentence: "Anti-incumbency is building up against/on XYZ party"

My question: What preposition ould be correct to use in the sentence? I've seen both prepositions being used in the past, therefore, I'm asking. XYZ could by any political party.

I don't like 'against', because 'anti-' also embodies the idea of 'against'. It takes too long to figure out the meaning, kind of lke a double negative.

The whole structure of the sentence does not seem good to me.I'd say something like this.
eg Voters are increasingly hostile to the XYZ party as incumbents.

Clive
Thanks. But sir, you didn't say anything about the use of preposition "on"? Here the word anti-incumbency is used quite commonly.
Hi,

That's because to me the sentence is not a good one, regardless of which preposition you use.

That's why I suggested a different way of saying it.

Clive
Hi,

My answer to your question is-

Sentence:"Anti-incumbency is building up against/on XYZ party"

The word 'anti' though it denotes something against or a kind of opposition, you can't use the preposition 'on ' with it as 'on' denotes something favourable.Therefore the sentence "Anti-incumbancy is building up against XYZ Party'. is more appropriate.

Anindita,

India
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aninditasenguptaHi,
My answer to your question is-
Sentence:"Anti-incumbency is building up against/on XYZ party"
The word 'anti' though it denotes something against or a kind of opposition, you can't use the preposition 'on ' with it as 'on' denotes something favourable.Therefore the sentence "Anti-incumbancy is building up against XYZ Party'. is more appropriate.
Anindita,
India
Thanks Anindita and Clive.