- Concern – countable / uncountable noun
Meaning: a reason to worry, or a business organisation
e.g. Crime is a matter of public concern.
e.g. Concerns about terrorism are misplaced: you are more likely to be
hit by lightening than killed by a terrorist.
e.g. A business that makes a profit is known as 'a going concern'.
- Concern – transitive verb; i.e. a verb that
must have an object
e.g. The tax changes will concern (meaning = affect/ involve) everyone.
N.B. In some cases the verb cannot be used in the passive.
e.g. The fact that she smokes so much concerns (meaning = worries) me.
The story concerns (meaning = is about) a man with two heads.
As far as he's concerned (about this) (meaning = affected / involved), it doesn't matter.
- Concerned – adjective
Meaning = worried about
e.g. University graduates are concerned about their chances of finding suitable
e.g. Concerned parents approached the school about the problem.
- Concerning – formal preposition
A preposition meaning 'about' or 'regarding'.
e.g. This report should include all the facts concerning the accident.
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