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Hi,
When do we use anxious about and when anxious for?

Parents are naturally anxious for their children.

Can I use 'about' instead of 'for' here? what would be the difference if yes?

She was a bit anxious about her exams.

Can I use 'for' instead of 'about' here?

She is anxious for/about the global warming.

Is 'for' or 'about' correct here?

Thanks.
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Hi,

Can I say 'anxious about their safty'? Are 'about' and 'for' interchangeable here?Yes.

Is 'about' correct here as in
I was terribly anxious about the children when they didn't come home from school.? Yes, but you could also say 'for'.

Generally speaking, 'about' is much more commonly used with 'anxious'.

Clive
Hi Clive,
Thank you very much for your reply. Which setences can be used 'for' instead of 'about here?

The drought has made farmers anxious about the harvest.

She is anxious about her father's health.

Her parents were anxious about her poor health.

He seemed anxious about the meeting.

Thanks.
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Hi,
Which setences can be used 'for' instead of 'about here?

The drought has made farmers anxious about the harvest. Both.

She is anxious about her father's health. Both.

Her parents were anxious about her poor health. Only 'about'

He seemed anxious about the meeting. Only 'about' .

If he was anxious for the meeting, it means he was impatient for it to take place. That's another way of using 'anxious for'.

Clive
Hi Clive,

The drought has made farmers anxious about/for the harvest.

Do 'about' and 'for' mean the same here? It means the farmers worry the harvest may be bad?

Thank you very much for your reply.
Hi,

Yes. See my last comment.

Clive
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Hi, Clive, thank you very much!
Thanks a lot
CliveIs 'anxious' more serious than 'worried'? In your example above, I'd use 'worried', but it's sometimes hard to say. To judge the level of seriousness, you need to look at the reason why the person is anxious or worried.

Best wishes, Clive

Hi Clive,
Could you please give examples to explain what reasons to use 'anxius' or 'worried'? When to use either of them?

Thanks.
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Hi,
Why don't you write a few sentences, and I'll comment on them. As I said, there is often no big difference.

Clive
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