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    Scared or fears

    Hi guys,

    we say " He is scared of me" but can we say " He fears me"?

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    Re: Scared or fears

    Yes. It's not as common but it's grammatically correct.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Scared or fears

    I am not a teacher.

    The natural way to say it, if what you want to say is, "He fears me" would be "He is afraid of me".

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    Re: Scared or fears

    Roman55, are you saying that "He is afraid of me" is more natural than "He is scared of me"?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Scared or fears

    I am not a teacher.

    No I'm not. I obviously didn't make myself clear. I was saying that, "He is afraid of me" is more natural than "He fears me".

    Just like with "He is scared of me", the use of an adjective rather than a verb seems a more natural way of conveying the idea.

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