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Sentence: I am amazed by/at your reluctancy to answer simple queries.
Question: Which preposition should come in the sentence, at or by? Also tell me the logic behind it.
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Last edited by Joe333; 28-Sep-2011 at 13:10.
1. What you say interests me. I am interested by what you say.
Here we appear to have a present simple passive construction. 'interested' is the past participle of the verb 'interest'..
2a. I am unhappy about what you are saying.
Here, 'unhappy' is clearly an adjective.
2b. I am interested in what you say.
'interested' appears to be an adjective.
Personally, I don't think it matters what we call these words. I have mentioned this simply because you asked.