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Anson became exasperated with his computer when it crashed right before the sales meeting!
... mad/angry ... broke down ...

Hi,
Does the second in the above correctly explain the first? Thanks.
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Hi guys,
I know it's said, but to me it sounds a little odd to get mad/angry with an inanimate object.
I'd say something like Anson became angry because his computer crashed right before the sales meeting!

Clive
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Hi Angliholic,

To me it does but you might not always get mad or angry when you are exasperated.

PBF
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PeaceblinkfriendHi Angliholic,

To me it does but you might not always get mad or angry when you are exasperated.

PBF

Thanks, PBF.
If I might not always get mad when I'm exasperated, then in what condition am I in? It's hard to imagine. Could you shed more light?
I guess what I meant was that if you are exasperated ( annoyed) by your computer failing before an important meeting then obviously you would become anxious and worried. But sometimes you don't get angry because really it is your own fault not getting the handouts printed out beforehand or making a back up copy of the powerpoint which you will need in the meeting.

PBF
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