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    hello,

    can we use "of" after care as in the example:
    -I care of honesty in relations.
    If not, I wonder something as a nonnative:
    What kind of mistake would it be, would it be a big mistake, would it be an acceptable one? Do native get it easily? (they dont laugh at this mistake, do they?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tasdibek View Post
    hello,

    can we use "of" after care as in the example:
    -I care of honesty in relations.
    If not, I wonder something as a nonnative:
    What kind of mistake would it be, would it be a big mistake, would it be an acceptable one? Do native get it easily? (they dont laugh at this mistake, do they?)
    Preposition choice is tough for learners.

    I would use "about" instead of "of".

    I would hope nobody would laugh, but this mistake will mark the user as a non-native speaker.

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