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    in the results/ on the results

    Hi teachers


    Which one is correct?

    Jack was disappointed in the results / on the results.

    Is "in the results" correct?
    Can I use " by the results " instead?


    Thank you very much.

    Happy New Year!

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    Re: in the results/ on the results

    I'd use 'with' or 'by'. I don't like in/on- the preposition is dependent on 'disappointed'.

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    Re: in the results/ on the results

    Let's take these sentences for example and you can find out what prep you should use

    1.We were deeply disappointed at/about the result.
    2.His parents were bitterly disappointed in/with him.
    3.[+ (that)] She was disappointed (that) they hadn't phoned.
    4.[+ to infinitive] He was disappointed to find they'd already gone.
    5.If you're expecting Dad to let you borrow his car, you're going to be sorely disappointed.

    The prep is denpendent on the adj "disappointed"

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    Re: in the results/ on the results

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I'd use 'with' or 'by'. I don't like in/on- the preposition is dependent on 'disappointed'.

    Hi Tdol

    Thank you very much for clarifying that. I think that the preposition "with" is the best choice; it sounds better.

    Regards,

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    Re: in the results/ on the results

    Quote Originally Posted by Damnit View Post
    Let's take these sentences for example and you can find out what prep you should use

    1.We were deeply disappointed at/about the result.
    2.His parents were bitterly disappointed in/with him.
    3.[+ (that)] She was disappointed (that) they hadn't phoned.
    4.[+ to infinitive] He was disappointed to find they'd already gone.
    5.If you're expecting Dad to let you borrow his car, you're going to be sorely disappointed.

    The prep is denpendent on the adj "disappointed"

    PS: Happy new year
    Hi Damnit

    I`d choose :

    1. disappointed about the result
    2. disappointed with him

    Thank you very much for your reply

    Happy New Year!

    Teia

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