posted by Mike on .
I forgot to include the following statements. I hope you can have a look at them, too
1) embarrassed about/at (are the prepositions intercheangable?)
I was embarrassed about how untidy my room was/at (about?) having to ask for money/ to ask for money.
2)I was cross/annoyed/agry with her for being late.
3) My mum was worried about me (about my health).
4) She was anxious for me (about my health). She was preoccupied for me (about my health).
5) She was really upset about (at, by?) the way her father treated her.
I can't find examples where upset followed by "at", "by"?
6) I was bored, fed up with her behaviour in class. They were content with their exam results.
7) I was frightened/afraid of heights.
1. embarrassed about [a situation] or by [a person]
4. "anxious" usage is OK; "preoccupied," however, is followed by "by"
5. about or by [same connections as I gave in #1 above]
6. bored by ... fed up with ...