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Is "alerted of" grammatically correct?

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  • iCare
    Lv 5
    9 years ago
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    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.

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  • 9 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.

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  • Shah
    Lv 6
    9 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.

    Jack Adams

    Read more: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/alerted...

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  • 9 years ago

    "He was alerted of the fire."

    Yes, it is grammatically correct.

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