Student or Learner
About "apologize" and "complain",
Are both phrases grammatically correct?
apologize to him for being rude
apologize for being rude to him
complain to you of his rudeness
complain of his rudeness to you
Please help me!
1) These are both correct. The second is ambiguous (See below)
I will apologize to him for being rude
I will apologize for being rude to him
2) These are both alright, but "about" is better.
The second is ambiguous. It could mean the same as the first, or it could mean: I want to complain to someone else about his being rude to you.
I want to complain to you
ofabout his rudeness
I want to complain
ofabout his rudeness to you