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It was nice / kind / good / polite / stupid / silly o_ somebody (to do something).

 

It was nice / kind / good / polite / stupid / silly OF somebody (to do something).

  • Thank you. lt was very kind of you to help me.
  • lt is stupid of me to go out without a coat in such cold weather

2

It's nice / kind / good / generous / polite / rude / friendly / cruel, etc. t_  somebody.

 

It's nice / kind / good / generous / polite / rude / friendly / cruel, etc. t_  somebody.

  • They have always been very nice to me. (not with me)
  • Why were you so unfriendly to Lucy?

 

3

We are furious / angry / mad / upset ab__ something.

 

We are furious / angry / mad / upset about something.

  • Max i really angry about what is brother said.

4

We are:

  • Mad at

 

Somebody f__ doing something

  • Upset with
  • Furious/Angry at/with

We are:

  • Mad at

 

Somebody f__ doing something

  • Upset with
  • Furious/Angry at/with
  • My parents are mad at me for disobeying them.
  • Are you upset with me for being late?
  • Pat's furious with me for telling her secret.

5

We are suprised / shocked / amazed / astonished a_/b_ something.

 

We are suprised / shocked / amazed / astonished at/by something.

  • Everybody was surprised at (or by) the news.
  • I hope you weren't shocked by (or at) what I said.

 

6

We are impressed w___/b_ somebody/something.

 

We are impressed w___/b_ somebody/something.

  • I'm very impressed with (or by) her English. It's very good.

7

We are fed up / bored w___ something.

 

We are fed up / bored w___ something.

  • I don't enjoy my job any more. I'm fed up with it. / I'm bored with it.

8

We are sorry ab__ a situation or something that happened.

 

We are sorry about a situation or something that happened.

  • I'm sorry about the mess. I'll dear it up later.
  • We're all sorry about Julie losing her job.

9

You are sorry f__/ab__ something you did.

 

You are sorry f__/ab__ something you did.

  • Alex is very sorry for what he said. (or sorry about what he said)
  • I'm sorry for shouting at you yesterday. (or sorry about shouting)

10

You can also say "I'm sorry I (d__ something)".

 

You can also say "I'm sorry I (did something)".

  • I'm sorry I shouted at you yesterday.

11

You feel / be sorry f__ somebody who is in a bad situation.

 

You feel / be sorry for somebody who is in a bad situation.

  • I feel sorry for Matt. He's ha a lot of bad luck. (not I feel sorry about Matt)

 

12

Why are you always so rude __ your parents? Can't you be nice __ them?

Why are you always so rude to your parents? Can't you be nice to them?

13

We always have the same food every day. I'm fed up __ it.

We always have the same food every day. I'm fed up with it.

14

We enjoyed our holiday, but we were a bit disappointed __ the hotel.

We enjoyed our holiday, but we were a bit disappointed with the hotel.

 

15

I can't understand people who are cruel __ animals.

I can't understand people who are cruel to animals.

16

I was surprised __ the way he behaved. lt was completely out of character.

 

I was surprised at/by the way he behaved. lt was completely out of character.

17

I've been trying to learn Spanish, but I'm not very satisfied __ my progress.
 

I've been trying to learn Spanish, but I'm not very satisfied with my progress.

18

Tanya doesn't look very well. I'm worried __ her.

Tanya doesn't look very well. I'm worried about her.

19

They told me they were sorry __ the situation, but there was nothing they could do.

 

 

 

They told me they were sorry about the situation, but there was nothing they could do.

20

I wouldn't like to be in her position. I feel sorry __ her.
 

 

I wouldn't like to be in her position. I feel sorry for her.

21

Are you still upset ___ what I said to you yesterday?
 

 

Are you still upset about what I said to you yesterday?

22

Some people say Kate is unfriendly, but she's always been very nice __ me.
 

 

Some people say Kate is unfriendly, but she's always been very nice to me.

23

I'm tired __ doing the same thing every day. I need a change.
 

 

I'm tired of doing the same thing every day. I need a change.

24

The man we interviewed for the job was intelligent but we weren't very impressed __ his appearance.
 

 

The man we interviewed for the job was intelligent but we weren't very impressed by/with his appearance.

25

I'm sorry __ the smell of paint in this room. I've just finished redecorating it.
 

 

I'm sorry about the smell of paint in this room. I've just finished redecorating it.

26

I was shocked __ what I saw. I'd never seen anything like it before.
 

 

I was shocked at/by what I saw. I'd never seen anything like it before.

27

Our neighbours were very furious __ us __ making so much noise last night.
 

 

Our neighbours were very furious at/with us for making so much noise last night.

28

I'm sorry __ what I did. I hope you're not angry ........... __ me.

 

I'm sorry for what I did. I hope you're not angry at/with me.