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What's the difference between being angry with someoneand angry at someone?
Last edited by Eden Darien; 09-Nov-2010 at 01:59. Reason: Thanks Rover KE
Please take the trouble to write somebody and something in full.Note: ~ (with / at sb) (at / about sth)
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 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.
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.