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    #1

    Post Prepositions that go with 'embarrassment'

    Dear teachers

    Do these sentences read well?

    She blushed with embarrassment.
    She blushed of embarrassment.
    She almost fainted in embarrassment.
    She almost fainted with embarrassment.
    She almost fainted of embarrassment.

    Thank you

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    Re: Prepositions that go with 'embarrassment'

    I would say "with". "In", even if I'm not sure about it, doesn't sound too bad either.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: Prepositions that go with 'embarrassment'

    I have heard people say 'of', 'with' is rare, maybe not grammatical, 'in' is alright!

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    Re: Prepositions that go with 'embarrassment'

    Pardon my ignorance, maybe I missed something along the way. If you already knew the answer, why did you post the question?
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: Prepositions that go with 'embarrassment'

    Quote Originally Posted by charliedeut View Post
    Pardon my ignorance, maybe I missed something along the way. If you already knew the answer, why did you post the question?
    1) The fact that people say something doesn't make it right;
    2) Never read or heard 'with' in that context and would like to know if it is actually grammatically correct;
    3) 'Alright' is not very much 'accurate'.

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    #6

    Re: Prepositions that go with 'embarrassment'

    Hello, Offroad.

    I don't really think 'of' works in your sentence. 'With' is the right choice, in my opinion.
    'Of' can indeed precede the word 'embarrassment':

    a tinge of embarassment
    a source of embarassement
    his fear of embarassment

    However, unfortunately, it doesn't work in your sentence.

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