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    People are weird about her going barefoot.

    1. People are weird about her going barefoot.

    2. People think her weird for being barefoot.

    Can sentence1 be used as same as sentence 2 in meaning?

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    Re: People are weird about her going barefoot.

    They are almost the same but #1 says that the people act, or react strangely to her going barefoot.
    #2 Says that the people have bad opinions of the girl/woman because she goes barefoot.
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    Re: People are weird about her going barefoot.

    They are not even remotely close in meaning!

    1. People react strangely to the fact that she goes around without shoes. For example, she's a child, and it's summer, and there are no stinging insects. Why shouldn't she go around without shoes? If you think this is a terrible thing, you are being a little weird about her going around barefoot.

    2. People think she is very strange because she doesn't have shoes on (now).
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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