I know that when we are talking about illnesses, complain is followed by of: She complains of headaches.
When we're talking about a problem, we use about: She complained about the lack of discipline in her class.
Am I right in describing this tendency? Are there many exceptions to this "rule"?
Last edited by englishhobby; 06-Sep-2014 at 18:55.
If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)
You are right. Keep in mind that they are tendencies; there is some overlap.
I can't think of any exceptions just now.