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    Hi there,
    What is the difference between 'be afraid of' and 'be scared of' in meaning in the following examples?

    1. I am afraid of flying.
    2. I am scared of flying.

    Thanks in advance.

    Pete

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    Default Re: be scared of

    They're almost the same.

    At least in such example which you've given, they both seem same to me.

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    Default Re: be scared of

    Quote Originally Posted by MegaEriable View Post
    They're almost the same.

    At least in such example which you've given, they both seem same to me.

    But scared and afraid are not always interchangeable, a person could be scared by something but not afraid by something.

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