I recently found an example of おそれあり in a fictional headline


Presumably this is "It says 'It may be that their plan for network domination has begun to go all out'"

The only example of おそれあり I was unable to find a dictionary definition, and could only find signs like "落石のおそれあり" through Google. Am I correct in that it is just a version of おそれがある? If so, what exactly is the nuance between these two phrases?

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    Note that even あり is dropped in real headline grammar. This would be something like "ネットワーク支配計画 本格始動".
    – naruto
    Commented Mar 20, 2021 at 2:37


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