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Afraid or Scared - General Sentences

Questions

"Do you get scared easily?"
"Do you get scared watching horror movies?"
"Are you afraid of the dark?"
"What was the most terrifying experience you ever had?"
"Do you get scared when you are at home by yourself?"
"What do you do when you feel scared?"
"Are you afraid of death?"

"Hey Theresa, I just watched a movie and I'm scared.  Do you want to get together?"
"If you're not busy, do you want to come over?  I just watched a movie and I'm afraid to be alone."

General Sentences

"My dog gets scared during fourth of July."
"My dog gets scared when he hears a loud noise."

"My wife hates watching scary movies.  She's afraid of ghosts."
"My little brother is afraid of his own room.  He thinks there's a monster in the closet."
"My sister is terrified of spiders.  She screams every time she sees one."

"I'm not afraid of ghosts and monsters.  They're all fake."
"When I was young, I used to get scared, but it all changed when I grew up."
"I remember being afraid of a lot of things when I was younger."

"The whole country was scared after the 9/11 attack."
"The leaders of America said we shouldn't live in fear."

When someone is scared, one instinct is to run away from the situation.  The phrase, 'running scared' is used this way.

"Why is he running scared?"
"Is the government running scared?"
"The revealed secret had the CEO running scared."

Being scared does not always imply being frightened or afraid of monsters.  A grown person can use this word if he or she is worried about something.  Here are some examples.

"My company is downsizing.  It's a little scary going through this.  I don't know if I will have a job next month."
"I'm afraid my company is going to lay off our whole department."
"It's a little scary waiting for the test results.  This is so important to me.  I really hope I pass."

"If I tell her, I'm afraid she's going to blow up."
"I'm afraid to tell her because she's going to be mad."

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