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    #1

    to be full of concern over/about/for

    Which one of the sentences below is correct?

    1. She is full of concern for the welfare of her children.
    2. She is full of concern over the welfare of her children.
    3. She is full of concern about the welfare of her children.

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    Re: to be full of concern over/about/for

    I find all of them acceptable. However, I find "She is full of concern ..." a little unnatural. I would expect "She is very concerned ...".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: to be full of concern over/about/for

    1. She is very concerned about the welfare of her children.
    2. She is very concerned over the welfare of her children.
    3. She is very concerned for he welfare of her children.

    Which one of the sentences above is the most often used and the most natural. In Polish language we only use a word "about" in such sentences.

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    Re: to be full of concern over/about/for

    I would say that "concerned about" is most common in BrE when talking about a subject. When talking about a person, "concerned for" is at least equally common.

    I'm very concerned about the financial situation in Greece.
    I'm very concerned for my brother's safety. (Perhaps I always make sure he wears a cycle helmet or that he doesn't walk home alone at night.)
    I'm very concerned for my brother's safety. (This could also suggest that he might be missing and that I'm very worried that, wherever he is, he might not be safe.)
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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