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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 Clive,

Are you anxious about/ for going home?
Are about and for interchangeable and do they mean the same here?

What is the subtle difference between anxious and worried in the following sentences?

1.She's worried/anxious (that) she might not be able to find another job.

2.I’m not worried/anxious about her—she can take care of herself.

3.Doctors are worried/anxious about the possible spread of the disease.

4.My mother always gets a bit anxious/worried if we don't arrive when we say we will.

5.I was terribly anxious/worried about the children when they didn't come home from school.

6.She was anxious/worried that it might be cancer.

7.Parents are naturally anxious for/worried about their children.

8.She was a bit anxious/worried about her exams.

9.She is anxious/worried about the global warming.

Why did you say you would use 'worried' in the sentence below? Does 'anxious sound unnatural here?
10.She is anxious about the man who may harm her again.

Thanks a lot.
Hi,

Are you anxious about/ for going home?
Are about and for interchangeable and do they mean the same here? 'For' is not grammatical here.

What is the subtle difference between anxious and worried in the following sentences? None, really, except that the word' worried' is more common than 'anxious'.

1.She's worried/anxious (that) she might not be able to find another job.

2.I’m not worried/anxious about her—she can take care of herself.

3.Doctors are worried/anxious about the possible spread of the disease.

4.My mother always gets a bit anxious/worried if we don't arrive when we say we will.

5.I was terribly anxious/worried about the children when they didn't come home from school.

6.She was anxious/worried that it might be cancer.

7.Parents are naturally anxious for/worried about their children.

8.She was a bit anxious/worried about her exams.

9.She is anxious/worried about the global warming.

Why did you say you would use 'worried' in the sentence below? Does 'anxious sound unnatural here?
10.She is anxious about the man who may harm her again.If you are 'anxious abut someone', it can mean that you are concerned about their wel-being. ie You don't want anything bad to happen to them.

Clive
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Hi Clive, thank you very much for your comment.