Complain of/about

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Complain of/about

Postby SARDORBEK » Tue May 29, 2012 11:07 am

1) He complained of pains in her back.
2) Dan’s been complaining of severe headaches.
3) She’s been complaining of a bad back recently.

I got to know from the dictionary that the phrasal verb “complain of” is used to say that
we feel ill or have a pain in a part of our body.
Dear Teacher, instead of “complain of” can we use “complain about” with this meaning?

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Re: Complain of/about

Postby Alan » Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:21 am

No!


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