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Elsa

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Hi, could anybody help me choosing the correct answer? Maybe there's some rules I don't know.

When I opened the envelope I found a cheque for/of $100.
Why are you rude with him? Can't you be nice to/with him?
I'm disappointed with/ about the hotel.
She's excited at/about her new job.
We weren't very impressed with/by his appearence.
I felt sorry about/for the children. They couln't go to the party.
 

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Elsa said:
Hi, could anybody help me choosing the correct answer? Maybe there's some rules I don't know.

When I opened the envelope I found a cheque for/of $100.
Why are you rude with him? Can't you be nice to/with him?
I'm disappointed with/ about the hotel.
She's excited at/about her new job.
We weren't very impressed with/by his appearence.
I felt sorry about/for the children. They couln't go to the party.

1. I would use check for.
2. I would use to, but I would accept with.
3. Either. Usually "with" would imply that you are staying there; "about" could be used even if you have never seen the hotel, based on location, room size, etc.
4. Either. Excited at means that she is excited when she is there; excited about is excitement about the fact that she has the job.
5. Either. They mean approximately the same thing.
6. I would use "for" in that context. One could use "about" if something horrible happened to them.

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