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    swoon of joy or swoon for joy or swoon with joy

    Dear teachers,

    There is a brief excerpt from the MacDonald’s “Donal Grant”:
    She heard the words! They woke her from her swoon of joy. "Only Donal Grant!" What less of an only could there be in the world for her! Was he not the messenger who raised the dead!

    I know the meaning of “swoon” namely “ a fainting spell; syncope; a spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brain”.

    Would you be kind enough to explain to me the extraordinary diversity of prepositions in combination with the term in question. For example: “swoon of joy”, “swoon for joy”, “swoon with pain”, “swoon over …”?

    Thank you for your efforts.



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    Re: swoon of joy or swoon for joy or swoon with joy

    I'll start- I wouldn't use 'of' when 'swoon' is a verb.


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