complain of /about

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Akasaka

Senior Member
Japanese
Hello everyone,
Which preposition is correct?
Housewives complain of/about high prices.

Thanks in advance.
 
  • cyberpedant

    Senior Member
    English USA, Northeast, NYC
    Housewives complain of/about high prices.

    To my ear, both are correct and interchangeable, but I have heard "complain of" more often in a medical context.
     
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