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Autor:  Fleming
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Data:  09/JAN/2008 2:32 PM
Assunto:  Afraid of x afraid to
 
Mensagem:  I´m trying to figure out the difference between "afraid of"  and "afraid to", I´ve come to a conclusion, but I never find any reasonable explanation about this in books. I think I have to say " I´m afraid to go out at night" because going out is something I´d like to do, but is dangerous. I´d also say " I´m afraid of losing my job" because losing one´s job is (theoretically) bad. Does it make any sense? Would it be right to say " I´m afraid of going out at night" and " I´m afraid to lose my job? God, they sound terrible to me...


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
 Afraid of x afraid to  –  Fleming  09/JAN/2008, 2:32 PM
Afraid of x afraid to  –  hitchcockvertigo  09/JAN/2008, 3:54 PM

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