afraid of flying/afraid to fly

Ash40

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English - USA
"He wanted to go on a trip abroad, but he was afraid of flying."
or
"He wanted to go on a trip abroad, but he was afraid to fly."
 
  • JamesM

    Senior Member
    They are both possible. "Afraid of flying" sounds like a chronic affliction to me while "afraid to fly" might relate to current conditions and a specific perceived threat.
     
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