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    Hi

    What's the difference between being angry with someoneand angry at someone?

    Thanks alot

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    Re: Angry with/at

    Quote Originally Posted by Cut!e P!e View Post
    Hi

    What's the difference between being angry with someoneand angry at someone?

    Thanks alot
    NOT A TEACHER..

    SAME...

    Note: ~ (with / at somebody) (at / about something)
    Last edited by Eden Darien; 09-Nov-2010 at 02:59. Reason: Thanks Rover KE

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    Re: Angry with/at

    Note: ~ (with / at sb) (at / about sth)
    Please take the trouble to write somebody and something in full.

    Thank you.

    Rover

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    Re: Angry with/at

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Please take the trouble to write somebody and something in full.

    Thank you.

    Rover
    I simply copy and paste from a dictionary. Hope you understand

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cut!e P!e View Post
    Hi

    What's the difference between being angry with someoneand angry at someone?

    Thanks alot
    The difference is very marginal.'Angry with' is usually used with people in a personal situation (in personal context) .whereas 'angry at' is usually used with something/someone in a situation/an action.
    The young groom was angry with his wife for forgetting his birthday.
    My mom is really angry at me because I do not help her in household work.

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    Re: Angry with/at

    Quote Originally Posted by sarat_106 View Post
    The difference is very marginal.'Angry with' is usually used with people in a personal situation (in personal context) .whereas 'angry at' is usually used with something/someone in a situation/an action.
    The young groom was angry with his wife for forgetting his birthday.
    My mom is really angry at me because I do not help her in household work.
    I'm unable to see the difference here.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Angry with/at

    We generally aren't angry with concepts.

    He was angry ____ how the government keeps raising taxes.
    I'd use 'at' or 'about' here, not 'with'.

    He was angry at the bad weather. - good
    He was angry about the bad weather. - good
    He was angry with the bad weather. - I'd avoid this. He's not actually angry with the weather itself, since the weather has no volition. He is simply angry because the weather is bad.

    I think 'at' always works, whether you're angry with something or about something.

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