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Hey folks, could you help me with one phrase, "to be jealous of smb". How is it right to say like " i am jealous of my girlfriend (because she matters to me) to her boss (because he is flirting with her). But one dictionary says i should i use it vise versa so "i am jealous of her boss on accout of her" Now i am confused, perhabs you could help me out?
I'm not sure either one is exactly correct, but the second one is better.
You could say "I am jealous, because my girlfriend's boss is flirting with her." or you could say "I am jealous, because my girlfriend is flirting with her boss."
Usually, you would say "jealous of" when you are talking about someone who has what you want. So you could say "I am jealous of my boss, because he has a nice car." or "I am jealous of my brother, because my mother likes him better." You might say "I am jealous of my girlfriend's boss, because she is paying too much attention to him." or "I am jealous of my girlfriend's boss, because he has the opportunity to flirt with her all day."
okey, i guess i got it. Thank you Alice :)