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    How to give the correct explanation

    Hi All,

    How can I explain the difference between Terrified of vs Terrified with vs Terrified by to Indian Students?

    I am terrified of Dentists. I'm terrified with Dentists and I'm terrified by dentists.

    Which is correct and why?

    Please help with similar confusing words with prepositions...

    Many thanks in advance

    Daniel

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    Re: How to give the correct explanation

    It is difficult to explain the choice of prepositions. For me, "terrified of" and terrified by" are correct. "Terrified with" would be less common.

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    Re: How to give the correct explanation

    danyboy, please note that there is no need to capitalise terrified, students and dentists in your post.

    Also, a better title would have been I am terrified of/by/with dentists.

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    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

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