General Writing and Grammar Help/Be worried for someone

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Dear Ted:

Does the phrase "to be worried for someone" make sense in English?

If so, when do you use it?

Would you please give me some examples?

Thank you.

Paolo

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Dear Paolo:

Does the phrase "to be worried for someone" make sense in English?

If so, when do you use it?


Yes.

EXAMPLES:

Mothers tend to be worried for their children.

I try not to be worried about my grades, but I always have the dread that I will do poorly.

Ted

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