This is Halloween...


Halloween's around the corner, which makes it a great time to look at vocabulary and expressions to talk about fear in English.


It is important to use the correct prepositions with the adjectives associated with fer:

I am afraid OF spiders

I am scared OF clowns

I am frightened OF heights


Afraid, scared and frightened mean the same thing and are used with to be (see examples above).

To be terrified means to be very scared and is also used with to be and the preposition OF: