Student or Learner
I don't cry of failures
I don't cry for failures
Which one is good?
Raymott, could you please tell me how to discern which preposition to use pertaining to situations? Should I read Grammer Book for this? Please let me know.
I am sorry if my question sounds silly, but I commit lots of blunders in the usage of prepositions.
Cry for something.
meaning 1) To be upset at the result/consequence of a situation.
I know John has died, but he was in a lot of pain and he is at rest now. Don't cry for him.
meaning 2) To desperately call out for/ask for something.
I heard their cries for help.
A cry (loud shout/sound/protest) coming from/associated with something.
I was in the forest last night and I heard the cry of a wolf.
The Tibetan people are protesting. They want the world to hear their cry of injustice.
There are lots of different ways to use the word cry.
I am not a teacher.
I'm not a teacher.
There are my two cents concerning the matter in question:
cry for help
She had not had a violent case of laughing for years. She came up once and tried to get out a cry for help to the others standing there, but the laughing gripped her lungs and they thought she was fooling.
to cry for the moon = make an unreasonable demand, request the unattainable
cry of pain
The cry of women crushed under the yoke of legalized vice is not the cry of a statistician or a medical expert; it is simply a cry of pain , a cry for justice and for a return to God's laws in place of these brutally impure laws invented and imposed by men …
cry of joy
At first Robert thought someone must have been hurt, but, a second later, the scream came again and he realized, with horror, that this was a cry of joy .
cry of delight
She felt her nipples harden with pleasure, and gave a soft little cry of delight .
She heard Klift cry out under the shattering din of the falling rock.
to cry one’s eyes out to weep inconsolably for a long time
to cry one’s heart out
for crying out loud used to express annoyance or astonishment: Let's get going, for crying out loud!
to cry with grief
to cry over one’s bad luck to weep
to cry to to complsint to
don’t come crying to me
to cry over spilled milk to complain in vain, to regret in vain what cannot be undone or rectified
to cry on someone’s shoulder to tell one's problems to someone else in an attempt to gain sympathy or consolation.
to cry up to praise highly, extol
Cilla Black once got into a shouting match at a charity show when she tried to cry up her beloved Thatcher and met with voluble consumer resistance.
to cry off to back down, to cop out, to retract
"We couldn't even use the excuse that half the team failed to turn up, though loose head prop Martin Littleton had to cry off through injury.
Now, I gather you had to cry off taking your team to the Swimming Championships at Sturford last night.
cry out for be in urgent need of,
This wall cried for a second coat of paint.
This car is crying but for a good washing.