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    Hello.
    I have a lovely favorite incredible book by R.A.Close. (A reference grammar for students of English.) In chapter 7.20 (adjectives followed by prepositions) the adjective 'angry' followed by two prepositions- with sby and about stg
    I found the preposition 'at' in many other reference books. I suppose R.A.Close is much more accurate. Is it correct to use this preposition 'at'?

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    Re: angry with

    Quote Originally Posted by towcats1 View Post
    Hello.

    I have a lovely favorite incredible book by R.A. space here Close no full stop here (A Reference Grammar for Students of English.) In chapter 7.20 (adjectives followed by prepositions) the adjective 'angry' is followed by two prepositions space here - "with sby somebody" and "about stg something".

    I found the preposition 'at' in many other reference books. I suppose R.A. space here Close is much more accurate. Is it correct to use this the preposition 'at'?
    As always on the forum, we would like you to give us some complete sentences to consider. However, at its most basic level, we can be "angry with/at someone" or "angry about something". You will see examples of "angry at something" (for example, "My brother just seems angry at the whole world right now") but it's less common.
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    Re: angry with

    Quote Originally Posted by towcats1 View Post
    Hello.
    I have a lovely, favorite, incredible book by R. [space] A. [space] Close, a reference grammar for students of English. In chapter 7.20 (adjectives followed by prepositions) the adjective 'angry' is followed by two prepositions- with somebody and about something.

    I found the preposition 'at' in many other reference books. I suppose R. A. Close is much more accurate. Is it correct to use this preposition 'at'?
    Hi Towcats -

    Show is a complete sentence or two that have the words you want us to look at.

    Thanks!

    (Cross-post.)
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: angry with

    https://sentencedict.com/wordQueryDo.php
    1. He's really angry at/with me for upsetting Sophie.
    2. I was angry at his slipshod work.
    3. He felt angry at the injustice of the situation.
    4. The local residents were angry at the lack of parking spaces.
    5. She was angry at first but we managed to calm her down.
    6. She had been very angry at the person who stole her new bike.
    7. He was angry at my words.
    8. Students were angry at being treated like children.
    9. I was angry at the time but we had a good laugh about it afterwards.
    10. She was angry at being denied the opportunity to see me.
    11. Local residents were angry at not being brought in on the new housing proposal.

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    Re: angry with

    Quote Originally Posted by towcats1 View Post
    5. She was angry at first but we managed to calm her down.
    That's not an example of being angry at something or somebody. It's an example of the adverbial phrase "at first". This should be clear if you rephrase the sentence as "At first, she was angry but we managed to calm her down."

    I think "at first" is a sentence adverb, but don't take my word for it.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: angry with

    Quote Originally Posted by towcats1 View Post
    https://sentencedict.com/wordQueryDo.php
    1. He's really angry at/with me for upsetting Sophie.
    2. I was angry at his slipshod work.
    3. He felt angry at the injustice of the situation.
    4. The local residents were angry at the lack of parking spaces.
    5. She was angry at first but we managed to calm her down.
    6. She had been very angry at the person who stole her new bike.
    7. He was angry at my words.
    8. Students were angry at being treated like children.
    9. I was angry at the time but we had a good laugh about it afterwards.
    10. She was angry at being denied the opportunity to see me.
    11. Local residents were angry at not being brought in on the new housing proposal.
    We were hoping that you would write some sentences of your own, not just quote sentences you found in a dictionary!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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