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    Default My parents are embarrassed of you

    In the sentence "My parents are embarrassed of you", is the grammar correct?

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    Default Re: My parents are embarrassed of you

    No.
    By or perhaps for.
    What is your intended meaning?
    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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    Default Re: My parents are embarrassed of you

    Dear Barb_D:

    First of all, thanks for your answer!

    Mark is arguing with his brother Vince.

    Vince is a man that is really fat and smokes all the time. He doesn`t had a job because he don`t want to.

    Thanks for your help!

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    Default Re: My parents are embarrassed of you

    You need to look at what you are using for an apostrophe. You keep using an accent mark. I'm not sure if there isn't one on your keyboard, or what.
    This is an apostrophe '

    So if Mark and Vince are brothers, it should be "our" parents, not "my parents."

    If they find Vince to be embarrassing - if they feel a sense of shame when they thing of him, for example - they are embarrassed by him.

    If they feel he should be doing more for himself, if they feel that they would be embarrassed if they were in his shoes, they are embarrassed for him.
    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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