Common mistakes: Nervous

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Common mistakes: Nervous

:Check the correct statement(s)

.Thinking she might be hurt, I felt very nervous
.Thinking she might be hurt, I felt very anxious

.What really made me nervous was the way he kept pulling my sleeve
.What really irritated me was the way he kept pulling my sleeve

Nervous

Adjective

.BAD: Thinking she might be hurt, I felt very nervous
.GOOD: Thinking she might be hurt, I felt very anxious

:nervous = worried and unable to relax, especially because you lack confidence

.There’s no need to be so nervous. It’s only an interview

anxious = very worried about something which may happen or may have happened

.I knew that there were no sharks around but all the same I couldn’t help feeling anxious

.BAD: What really made me nervous was the way he kept pulling my sleeve
.GOOD: What really irritated me was the way he kept pulling my sleeve

:nervous = worried and unable to relax

.I hate the way the teacher watches me when I’m working – it makes me feel nervous

irritate = (of something unpleasant that happens repeatedly or continuously) make someone feel slightly angry; annoy

.His attempts to sound important irritate people

Note the alternative: What I found really irritating was the way

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