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
Source: English Grammar in Use (Raymond Murphy, Cambridge University Press).
Compiled by @aditriasmara at @EnglishTips4U on October 20, 2014.