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Make your English more natural with our Word of the Week

By 8 October 2017Language Tips
Attack WoW

Attack WoW

 

– She had an attack of hay fever and was sneezing non-stop

Attack is used as a synonym of ‘episode’. It is commonly used with chronic conditions such as asthma, hayfever, angina etc.

As patients can have many repeated attacks in their lifetime, it is a countable noun.