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Which is correct? `enamoured of' or 'enamoured about'?

First, let's deal with the pronunciation. The "e" is like the "i" in "bit", "hit", and "sit"; the following "a" sounds like the "a" in "bat", "cat", and "fat". The final "oure" sound like the "a" in "china". The main stress is on the second syllable.

One can be "enamoured of" or "enamoured with" someone or something, but one cannot be "enamoured about" something. When you are "enamoured of" something or someone you are extremely fond of that person or thing.

Here are a few examples.

* Someone told me that Naira is enamoured of Bruce Willis.

* Sreetilak wasn't enamoured with the idea of walking ten miles.

* Unlike many people I know, Gaur isn't enamoured of the United States.





COURTESY : The Hindu (The National News-Paper) - India


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