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    Elsa Guest

    Default for-of-with-about

    Hi, could anybody help me choosing the correct answer? Maybe there's some rules I don't know.

    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.

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    Default Re: for-of-with-about

    Quote Originally Posted by Elsa
    Hi, could anybody help me choosing the correct answer? Maybe there's some rules I don't know.

    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.
    1. I would use check for.
    2. I would use to, but I would accept with.
    3. Either. Usually "with" would imply that you are staying there; "about" could be used even if you have never seen the hotel, based on location, room size, etc.
    4. Either. Excited at means that she is excited when she is there; excited about is excitement about the fact that she has the job.
    5. Either. They mean approximately the same thing.
    6. I would use "for" in that context. One could use "about" if something horrible happened to them.

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