Hello.

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

"Still lie the sheltering snows, undimmed and white;
And reigns the winter's pregnant silence still;
No sign of spring, save that the catkins fill,
And willow stems grow daily red and bright.
These are days when ancients held a rite
Of expiation for the old year's ill,
And prayer to purify the new year's will."
Helen Hunt Jackson, A Calendar of Sonnet's: February
Don't forget to check the calendar(s) for session times. Sessions are held on different platforms, so be sure to find out where the session will take place:-

Speaking Practice

LEN English sessions:-
http://www.learnenglish.de/calendar/learnenglishcalendar.html

Listening Practice 24/7

English radio playlists:-
http://www.englishradio.be/musicevents/calendar.html

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

Answers

  • 2491988noraa2491988noraa Posts: 38 ✭✭
    the correct one is He cried from joy.
  • 2491988noraa2491988noraa Posts: 38 ✭✭
    correct me if i wrong
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 8,652 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: 24,112 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.
Sign In or Register to comment.