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Hi,

1.I am very angry about the plans to reduce the budget.
2.I am angry at your arriving late.
3.I got angry with you.

When should one use these annoying prepositions properly?
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I'll do my best to answer this, but I can't guarantee anything!

I think you pretty much only use "I'm angry with..." when you're talking about your feelings towards another non-inanimate object, like a person or a dog. For some reason, when somebody says he's angry "with" something, it makes me think that the thing with which he's angry has some sort of personality.

"I'm angry at..." is usually also applied to people (i.e.: I'm angry at you)

"I'm angry about..." usually applies to situations or conditions. For example, "I'm angry about how my hair is falling out" or "I'm angry about this wedgie I have."

I'm not sure how correct I am with these...again, any English teachers wanna take a stab at this?
Hi, haoqide

Thank you. I think that makes sense to me as well. I've noticed your signature at the end of the post. Do you learn Chinese by yourself and are you not a Chinese? I admire those who can write Chinese characters well.
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You're welcome! You might want to stick around and make sure I'm not giving you bad information, though! Nobody's perfect!

Yep, I'm teaching myself Chinese; that's what my signature says. I can't honestly call it "teaching myself" because I have a lot of help from friends that I've met over the internet. And trust me, I DON'T write Chinese characters fluently! Emotion: stick out tongue Thanks for the compliments, though! I actually admire you for learning English! It's a very difficult language with lots of stupid rules! You're doing great, though! Keep it up!
Chinese is more difficult than English, don't you think?

I was trying to find peace in English, how I hate it!
hehehe, over all, the grammar in Chinese makes it much simpler than in English. Once you understand the tones and can memorize them, it's really not that complicated!

I agree...English stinks!
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How about this?

1. It's just a mouse. Come on! it's nothing to be scared about!
2. I feel scared at the though of losing someone you deeply love.
3. Are you scared of bungee jumping?

How should one use these in the context appropriately?

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I quite enjoy the stink of English.
But what's your mother tongue?
My mother tongue is English. Emotion: smile

You mean, in which situations would you use those sentences? Is that what you're asking?
Yes. I'm confused with scared with/about. I think 'be scared at the thought of' is idiomatic.

I am scared of cockroaches.
It's just a cockroach, it's nothing to scared about!
It's just a cockroach, it's nothing to scared of! (???)

Are you sacred of "something" or "someone" or "action"?

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