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    Default to be afraid to do sth? to be arfaid that sth might happen?

    Hello, everyone,
    Are the following sentences correct?

    1) I am afraid to go there.
    2) I was afraid that he would take her from me.


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    Default Re: to be afraid to do sth? to be arfaid that sth might happen?

    Not a teacher.
    Hi
    I am afraid of going there.
    I was afraid that he would take her away from me. ( I am not sure about this)

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    Default Re: to be afraid to do sth? to be arfaid that sth might happen?

    Quote Originally Posted by sumon. View Post
    Not a teacher.

    "I am afraid of going there."
    "I was afraid that he would take her away from me."
    These sentences are correct.

    Correction: This was meant to be a response to the OP. englishhobby's sentences are also correct.
    Last edited by Raymott; 29-Feb-2012 at 12:25.

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    Default Re: to be afraid to do sth? to be arfaid that sth might happen?

    I think you can easily say

    I am afraid to go/I am afraid of going.

    Here's a link which may help you out.

    Hope it works for you.
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    [QUOTE=englishhobby;861400]Hello, everyone,
    Are the following sentences correct?

    1) I am afraid to go there.
    2) I was afraid that he would take her from me.

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    Default Re: to be afraid to do sth? to be arfaid that sth might happen?

    They're both fine. Often, in the 2nd one, the 'that' is omitted - which is fine too,

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    Default Re: to be afraid to do sth? to be arfaid that sth might happen?

    Many thanks , now I'll be more confident as to the use of these structures with "to be afraid".))

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