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    i am confused about prepositions

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    My uncles are quarreling over the cattle.My uncles are quarreling about the cattle or My uncles are quarreling because of cattle.
    in each sentence I mean to say they both have share in cattle ,what is right to say here.
    2.
    you look gloomy on the occasion of your marriage or birthday.
    Gloomy is used correctly here or not?
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    I am disappointed of /in because of your lack of concentration.
    what must we use after disappointed?

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    Re: i am confused about prepositions

    1. I prefer '...over or about the cattle'.

    2. 'You look gloomy on the occasion of your marriage or birthday.'

    People don't usually look gloomy on their wedding day or birthday. If you're confused about the preposition, on is correct.

    3. 'I am disappointed in you because of . . . .'

    Rover

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