What will follow grieved in the following sentence ?

I was very much grieved ______his misdemeanor.

I have four options to choose from . At / With / By / Of

In my opinion by fits best , but my book says it should be at .

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    This usage is rather old-fashioned. Nowadays, there is no clear preference for the one or the other preposition. I'd probably not use grieved here at all, but would say "aggrieved by". May 18 '17 at 10:59

The word you are looking for is

aggrieved - feeling resentment at having been unfairly treated


grieved - suffer grief/sadness/loss

and the usual pattern is

aggrieved by something

since the person's action caused the effect on you, using at does not necessarily have the same implication. You would also not usually say misdemeanor which is a legal term to describe the severity of an action.

I was very much aggrieved by his actions.

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