demanding with or of

heidita

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Germany (German, English, Spanish)
Which prepositiom is the correct one?

I'm very demanding with my job/work?

or demanding of my job?

meaning that I am very demanding with myself.
 
  • bartonig

    Senior Member
    UK English
    heidita said:
    Which prepositiom is the correct one?

    I'm very demanding with my job/work?

    or demanding of my job?

    meaning that I am very demanding with myself.
    In my work, I am very demanding of myself.
     

    maxiogee

    Banned
    English
    I'm not sure what you are trying to convey, but if you are a nit-picking type then I'd go with bartonig's suggestion. But if you are in a job which requires that you be precise and accurate then I'd offer....

    My work requires that I be demanding of myself.
     

    panjandrum

    Lapsed Moderator
    English-Ireland (top end)
    My job is very demanding.
    I have a very demanding job.
    Something like brain surgery or motherhood, for example.
    I wouldn't expect to use demanding in relation to myself - it is the job, or the task that is demanding.

    I set myself very high standards.
    I set very high standards for myself.
    I expect a lot of myself.
    Could be applied to any occupation or activity.
     
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