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Hi there,

Could you advise me which word is better word choice or sounds natural to you, please?

I fear/dread/am scared to fly in a plane.

I fear/dread/am scared to swim.

I fear/dread/am scared to stay alone in the dark.


Overall, "fear" and "dread" are pretty much same meaning, am I correct?


Thanks in advance.

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scared is the common word.

dread is very uncommon.

I think more common than scared to is scared of.

I am scared of flying.

I am scared of swimming.

I am scared of staying alone in the dark.

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Thanks, Mr Clive.

How about "fear"? is this word common to you?

I fear flying. I fear of flying.

I fear swimming. I fear of swimming.

I fear staying alone in the dark. I fear of staying alone in the dark.

Cheers

I fear of staying alone in the dark.

I fear staying alone in the dark.

I have a fear of staying alone in the dark.

How about "fear"? is this word common to you? No, it isn't.

Thank you so much Mr Clive, appreciate all your effort.

Can you also check for me last one for today, please?


I am scared and fear by the ghost as I am timid.

The ghost fears me. (Meaning is opposite and wrong, unless I am a priest and no timid)

I fear the ghost because I am always timid. (Correct meaning)

Am I using the word "fear" correctly? even though the word fear is not common.


Many thanks.

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I am scared and fear by the ghost as I am timid. OK

The ghost fears me. (Meaning is opposite and wrong, unless I am a priest and no timid) OK

I fear the ghosts because I am always timid. (Correct meaning) OK

Am I using the word "fear" correctly? even though the word fear is not common. Yes. You are using it a a verb, but you can also use it as a noun, eg I have a fear of ghosts.

Clive

Thanks you so much Mr Clive, wish you have a good day or night.


Regard.

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