America <is battling a growing problem with both waste and pollution>.

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park sang joon

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Korean
America is battling a growing problem with both waste and pollution.
[Source: Reading for Results Ninth Edition by Laraine Flemming]
I don't know here why the verb "battle is used as both transitive and intransitive.
Thank you in advance for your help.
 
  • park sang joon

    Senior Member
    Korean
    Thank you, PaulQ and Rover_KE, for your kind answer.:)
    Then I'd like to know what word "with both waste and pollution" modifies.
     
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