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    Default happiness to

    Are these sentences correct:
    1-He showed happiness to be there. (Meaning: He showed that he was happy to be there.)
    2-He showed his happiness to be there.

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    When we are happy, we are generally happy about something. Thus, you could say;
    • He showed his happiness about being there.


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    You might also, though less commonly, be able to say 'his happiness on being there'.

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