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navi
Posted: Tuesday, April 2, 2019 10:26:56 PM
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Which are correct:

1) Who are you afraid of fighting?

2) Who are you worried about helping?

3) Who are you worried about coming here?

Meaning: The possibility of whose coming here worries you?



4) Who are you worried about losing?

Two possible meanings:
4a) You are worried about losing someone. Who is that person?
4b) You are worried that someone might lose. Who is that person?

Gratefully,
Navi


FounDit
Posted: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 3:47:23 PM

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navi wrote:
Which are correct:

1) Who are you afraid of fighting?
The more natural wording might be: Who are you afraid of?
Who are you afraid of fighting with?

2) Who are you worried about helping?
Okay.

3) Who are you worried about coming here?

Meaning: The possibility of whose coming here worries you?
Okay.



4) Who are you worried about losing?

Two possible meanings:
4a) You are worried about losing someone. Who is that person?
4b) You are worried that someone might lose. Who is that person?
Yes. These are good.

Gratefully,
Navi




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