Mon 24 Jun, 2019 10:52 am
In sports such as football/soccer or basketball, which of the following
should I use with the meaning of "to take care or look after an
opponent" in the sense of "preventing her/him from scoring/being
lethal/dangerous - "to mark someone" or "to guard someone"?
Can't speak about basketball but, with respect to football, 'to mark someone' is the norm.
In this sense they're synonymous, although "guard" is more often used.
Not in football, not over here. It's mark, I've never heard guard used in that context.
And I've listened to a lot of football commentary.
You're right. I should have added that it's more used over here for basketball.
Fair enough. I don't know anything about basketball.