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aboubasha aboubasha September 4, 2016 at 1:29 AM September 4, 2016 at 1:29 AM link permalink

What are the differences between using "happy with" and "happy about"?

Can I ask questions about English here?

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Objectivesea Objectivesea September 4, 2016 at 12:53 PM September 4, 2016 at 12:53 PM link permalink

A retired English teacher has written this useful advice:

"While it's not a strict rule, generally we say 'happy with' a situation, something that continues for a while; you are satisfied or content that the situation is how it should be. So you can be happy with your job, happy with your marriage, happy with your child's school.

"We are 'happy about' specific events: happy about my promotion, happy about my daughter's marriage, happy about my son's excellent exam result."

There's a pretty good discussion of this point here:

https://jakubmarian.com/happy-a...th-in-english/

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aboubasha aboubasha September 4, 2016 at 5:15 PM September 4, 2016 at 5:15 PM link permalink

Informative, thanks.