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For example, you usually say "happy about something" and "proud of something", but when you want to say both, do you say:

Happy and proud of something,
Happy and proud about something,
or
Happy about and proud of something?

Is there a general rule to follow in cases such as these?

  • I typically would use the first or third one, although the third one is a little clunky. That said, I'm not confident enough about my usage to actually make it an answer. – monoRed Oct 14 '16 at 15:23
  • Hugely related and probably a duplicate: Two prepositions or one? -- if you need two different prepositions, you can't just use one. – Andrew Leach Oct 14 '16 at 16:35
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Except if the two(or more) adjectives or verbs take the same preposition (as in happy and sad about... or I insist and am bent on...), I think one should state the appropriate prepositions for each word. I am happy with and interested in you... she is married to and obsessed with him...so in you case, I would say I AM HAPPY ABOUT AND PROUD OF...(your achievement etc).

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