Is "alerted of" grammatically correct?
- iCareLv 59 years agoFavorite Answer
No, it should be "alerted to", for example, "The residents of the village were alerted to the danger of invasion by the sound of the church bells ringing." You can be "alerted by" a sound and "to" danger.
You can be "warned of" or "about" impending danger.
- picadorLv 79 years ago
No. "Warned of" or "warned about" is fine. "Alerted" is a different kind of word because it refers to an instantaneous change in ones mental state. I agree with "alerted" and "alerted by," but little else.
- ShahLv 69 years ago
"alerted to" is in usage as in the following quoted.
We made air attacks on the Japanese anchorage, sinking and damaging several vessels. However, the Japanese were alerted to the fact that American carriers were nearby.
- 9 years ago
"He was alerted of the fire."
Yes, it is grammatically correct.