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jiang

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Dear teachers,

The following is from the dictionary:

[C or U] when you feel worried or nervous about something, or something that makes you feel worried
Concern for the safety of the two missing teenagers is growing.
There's a lot of public concern about/over dangerous toxins recently found in food.

Does it mean when concern means "worry for", "about", "over" and "for" are interchangeable?

Jiang
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I don't think there's much difference- I would probably use concerned for with a specific worry rather than for a general pattern- like the example of the missing teenagers, but you could replace it with the about/over.
 
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