Afraid for vs afraid of

pirupiru

New Member
Italian
Hi,
I was wondering, if someone says "I'm afraid" and I want to know more about it, what would I reply?
is it "Afraid of what?" or "Afraid for what?"
 
  • pirupiru

    New Member
    Italian
    Thank you guys. While we're at it, If someone says "I'm afraid for my children" would I reply "for what" in that case?
     

    lingobingo

    Senior Member
    English - England
    No. She would already have told you that! She was afraid for (= on behalf of) her children. For more information, you’d probably just ask “Why?”.
     
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