i would like to know the difference between these words and if they are correct or not:
angry at / angry with s.o
to complain of / to complain about s.th
disappointed by / disappointed with s.th
to sacrifice to someone or for someone
I would like that you help me by inserting them into sentences.
These optional prepositions are difficult to explain in total-- some can be used interchangeably and others are distinguished by collocation. Here are some typical uses:
[i]I got angry with/at my wife for burning the roast.
He complained of indigestion/a backache.
He complained about the service/the weather/the election.
She was disappointed by/with/in/about the poor turnout at her meeting.
I sacrificed my seat to the old lady.
I sacrificed my comfort for the old lady[/i].
Other members may have other opinions or other examples.
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