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When I have a construction like this:

He expressed his disappointment, regret, joy, amazement to/at/in see(ing) that something had happened.

What is the correct preposition and form of the verb "to see"? Is it to see, at seeing, in seeing, etc.?

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    You can leave the preposition out. "He expressed his disappointment, regret, joy, and amazement seeing that something had happened."
    – user3169
    Commented Apr 20, 2017 at 5:18

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It depends on the noun:

  • He expressed his disappointment in seeing that something had happened.
  • He expressed his regret of seeing that something had happened.
  • He expressed his joy in seeing that something had happened.
  • He expressed his amazement at seeing that something had happened.

Although I would recommend:

  • He was disappointed/overjoyed/amazed to see that something had happened.

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