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    Default Using "concerning" the wrong way

    Hello,

    Lately, I've been concerned by (pun intended) people using "concerning," the following way:

    "The new trend of children playing video games for six hours at a time is concerning." I believe that it is okay to say, "The concerning new trend..." Or, "Educators are concerned by..." but not my example. Am I right or wrong?

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    Chuck Flacks
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    Default Re: Using "concerning" the wrong way

    What is your precise concern?

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    Default Re: Using "concerning" the wrong way

    As far as I'm concerned, it's an acceptable synonym for "worrisome."

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