‘jealous about’ or ‘jealous of’ ?

“You are not ‘jealous about’ something, you are usually ‘jealous of’ something.

Examples: ”everyone is jealous of Hema’s achievements”. *  “There are many people who are jealous of Dravid’s wealth.”

Similarly you are ‘jealous of’ someone and not ‘jealous about’ someone.

Examples: ” The two year old boy is jealous of his baby brother.” * “Many of the tenants are jealous of the landlord.”

Sourced from  ‘Know Your English’ Series – The Hindu Daily, May 23, 2005.

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