Fond of (something/someone)

Do you know the English expression “to be fond of (something/someone)“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Terry: I heard that Jane will join our department next month.

Michael: Oh good. I’m fond of Jane. She’s such a lovely person.

Does it mean:

a) have affection for someone/something

b) hate someone/something

c) fall in love with someone/something

d) enjoy working with someone/something

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: a) have affection for someone/something