- For Teachers
Can we use these sentences?
Are they correct?
(a) Cricket is interesting playing
(b) The book is fine reading.
(b) is fine; (a) sounds a bit unusual to me - I wouldn't say it was wrong, but I can't imagine anyone saying it. (Shame Soup's no longer with us - she was the one for these 'middle voice' questions.)
'Cricket is interesting for playing'
'Cricket is interesting for playing with'
So 'A cricket is interesting for playing with' is correct, isn't it?
Well, when I drop them in my lizards' cage, the lizards suddenly transform from sloth-like creatures who hang out on sticks to very small, predatory dinosaurs, so that's kind of fun.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.