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Which one is correct?

umaraman96umaraman96 Posts: 4
edited November 2016 in A Question of English
a. He cried in joy.
b. He cried from joy.
c. Both.
d. None.
I know that 'cry with joy' and 'cry for joy' are in use but what about the examples above?

Best Answer


  • 2491988noraa2491988noraa Posts: 38 ✭✭
    the correct one is He cried from joy.
  • 2491988noraa2491988noraa Posts: 38 ✭✭
    correct me if i wrong
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 8,823 mod
    @umaraman96 - You could say either, but "He cried for joy" is the more natural way of saying someone cried because they were happy.
  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 24,539 mod
    Tears came into his eyes can be from sorrow or from happiness. I've sometimes laughed at something so much that tears came into my eyes.
  • nelisiwenelisiwe Posts: 5
    correct answer is D
  • nelisiwenelisiwe Posts: 5
    correct answer is D
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