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    Elsa Guest

    for/of/with/about

    Hi, could anybody help me choosing the correct answer?

    When I opened the envelope I found a cheque for/of $100.
    Why are you rude with him? Can't you be nice to/with him?
    I'm disappointed with/ about the hotel.
    She's excited at/about her new job.
    We weren't very impressed with/by his appearence.
    I felt sorry about/for the children. They couln't go to the party.

    Any rules for that uses?

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    When I opened the envelope I found a cheque for/of $100.
    for

    Why are you rude with him? Can't you be nice to/with him?
    to

    Say: "Why are you rude to him? Why can't you be nice to him?"

    I'm disappointed with/ about the hotel.
    I would say about. Generally, we express disappointment with (or in) a person.

    We weren't very impressed with/by his appearence.

    with

    I felt sorry about/for the children. They couln't go to the party.
    for

    If there's a rule, Cas knows it.

    :)

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    I'd love to hear Cassiopea's rule for this one :D

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