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  1. Hwaigon

    Hwaigon Contributing Member Reviewer

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    To sympathize WITH sb ABOUT/IN ?

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by Hwaigon, Dec 26, 2012.

    Hello,


    replying to a thread of one new member, I was in two minds about the expression in the title above.
    The context of my post was that we Junior Members sympathize with other new Junior Members about/in
    being new here.

    In Oxford's Collocations Dictionary, I only found that "to sympathize" goes with "with", but no further info
    was given about the following preposition. Is it that no further preposition can follow and a different expression
    should be used ? Maybe "to feel sympathetic about".


    Thank you.
     
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    to sympathize with
    to feel sympathy for
    a sympathetic friend
    feeling sympathetic towards
     
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    ...does that help any?
     
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    ...heaps, thank you :)
     

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