choke / choking?
Which one is correct?
I have afraid of to choke
I have afraid of choking
- ?Lv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
"Afraid" is an adjective. You don't "have" adjectives in English. Use the verb "be". Some adjectives and verb are followed by the present participle-- the -ing form. Some are followed by the infinitive. You can find lists of these words in ESL textbooks or online. "Afraid" takes the participle.
I am afraid of choking.
I don't want to choke. (the verb "want" is followed by the infinitive.
I have a fear of choking. ("fear" is the noun, and it is followed by a preposition and the participle.)
- RPLv 71 month ago
One has fear. That is the correct way of expressing the state of being afraid. To have afraid is wrong. One might use: I am afraid of choking or I fear choking,
- BobLv 51 month ago
Neither is correct.
Afraid is an adjective that always needs a Be verb form used with it.
I AM afraid.
WERE you afraid?
So in this case, you'd need to say:
I am afraid of choking
Please remember the form:
be afraid of (something)
be afraid of (doING something)
He's afraid of the dark
He's afraid of being alone in the dark.
- Days of You’reLv 71 month ago
Both look ok to me.