#GRAMMARTRIVIA: Adjective + Preposition (ABOUT or WITH)

Howdy, fellas! How’s life? It’s brilliant, isn’t it? :)

Anyway, I’d like to talk about grammar, which is ‘Adjective + Preposition (ABOUT or WITH)’. Here we go! #GrammarTrivia

1) Adjective + ABOUT >> Excited ABOUT, worried ABOUT, upset ABOUT, nervous ABOUT. See the following examples. #GrammarTrivia

Excited ABOUT: “Are you excited ABOUT going on holiday next week?”. #GrammarTrivia

Worried ABOUT: “Andy was worried ABOUT the results of his exam.” #GrammarTrivia

Upset ABOUT: “Carol is upset ABOUT not being invited to the party.” #GrammarTrivia

Nervous ABOUT: “Are they nervous ABOUT performing in front of the audience?” #GrammarTrivia

2) Adjective + WITH >> Delighted WITH, pleased WITH, disappointed WITH. Study the following examples. #GrammarTrivia

Delighted WITH: “I was delighted WITH the present you gave me.” #GrammarTrivia

Pleased WITH: “I’m so pleased WITH the fact that I can get the scholarship.” #GrammarTrivia

Disappointed WITH: “Were you disappointed WITH your exam results?” #GrammarTrivia

However, there are some adjectives that can be followed by both ‘ABOUT’ and ‘WITH’. #GrammarTrivia

We are angry/annoyed ABOUT something. Meanwhile, we are angry/annoyed WITH somebody FOR doing something. #GrammarTrivia

Therefore, that’s how we use ‘Adjective + Preposition (ABOUT or WITH)’. I hope this discussion helps you. #GrammarTrivia

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Source: English Grammar in Use (Raymond Murphy, Cambridge University Press).

Compiled by @aditriasmara at @EnglishTips4U on October 20, 2014.

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