英会話のコツ:Adjective + of + noun ; “ing”

Here are some common mistakes:

  • I am proud to my children
  • I am scared to spiders

They are incorrect, because after “to” we need a verb, not a noun.

Here are some common combinations and examples:

  • Fond of:  To like something
    • I am fond of chocolate
    • She is fond of handsome men
       
  • Proud of:  To have pride in something
    • Mothers are usually proud of their children
    • He is proud of his eldest son for helping the elderly
       
  • Scared of:  Something that makes you scared
    • Most women are scared of insects
    • Some cats are not scared of water
       
  • Frightened of:  Something that makes you scared
    • I am frightened of spiders
    • He is frightened of riding horses
       
  • Tired of:  Something that you don’t want to do
    • I am tired of walking
    • He is tired of playing golf with his boss

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