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    Dear teachers,

    The following is from the dictionary:

    [C or U] when you feel worried or nervous about something, or something that makes you feel worried
    Concern for the safety of the two missing teenagers is growing.
    There's a lot of public concern about/over dangerous toxins recently found in food.

    Does it mean when concern means "worry for", "about", "over" and "for" are interchangeable?


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    Re: concern

    I don't think there's much difference- I would probably use concerned for with a specific worry rather than for a general pattern- like the example of the missing teenagers, but you could replace it with the about/over.

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