Results 1 to 3 of 3
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • China
      • Current Location:
      • Hong Kong

    • Join Date: Aug 2010
    • Posts: 482
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #1

    rave about someone?

    Hello, Teacher, I heard this sentence. Is "rave" common word to use instead of praise

    She raved about her husband a lot.

  1. BobK's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2006
    • Posts: 15,854
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #2

    Re: rave about someone?

    Not instead of. It says more. A person who raves about someone speaks constantly about them with uncritical praise. If someone says that someone else 'raves' about her husband, you may not want to meet him (except as a matter of interest: 'What is this paragon really like?)

    b

  2. Barb_D's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Other
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Mar 2007
    • Posts: 17,550
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #3

    Re: rave about someone?

    Interestingly, if you "rant and rave" you are saying negative things.
    If you rave about your new colleague, you like her a lot.
    If you rant and rave about your new colleague, you dislike her a lot.
    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.

Similar Threads

  1. to rave reviews.
    By sitifan in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 13-Nov-2011, 12:36
  2. rant and rave
    By birdeen's call in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 03-Feb-2011, 09:43
  3. [Idiom] rant and rave
    By English70 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 19-Sep-2010, 21:48

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •