afraid of making mistakes

marcogaiotto

Senior Member
Italian
I'm very nervous about the exam and am afraid of making mistakes.

Hello! Can you help me, please? I'm wondering if "to be afraid of" is correct in this case. I mean I am worried about the exam and I think I will make many mistakes. Thanks a lot in advance!
 
  • The Newt

    Senior Member
    English - US
    Note that there's a difference between "I'm afraid that I'll make mistakes" and "I'm afraid to make mistakes." In the latter case being willing to make some mistakes might be a necessary risk involved in doing something.

    Your sentence could be ambiguous.
     
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