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    Develop interest in and develop interest for

    Could someone please help me in explaining the difference between:

    1. Develop interest in reading
    2. Develop interest for reading

    What is the difference between these two sentences.

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    Re: Develop interest in and develop interest for

    Quote Originally Posted by Simar Kharbanda View Post
    Could someone please help me in explaining the difference between:

    1. Develop interest in reading
    2. Develop interest for reading

    What is the difference between these two sentences.
    Neither are full sentences. We say "to develop an interest in something".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: Develop interest in and develop interest for

    If I have say:
    1. I want the children to develop interest in reading.
    2. I want the children to develop interest for reading.

    Which one would be correct and why?

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    Re: Develop interest in and develop interest for

    Quote Originally Posted by Simar Kharbanda View Post
    If I have say:
    1. I want the children to develop interest in reading.
    2. I want the children to develop interest for reading.

    Which one would be correct and why?
    You've been told. Neither is natural.

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    Re: Develop interest in and develop interest for

    And if you actually bother to read my first reply, you will see clearly that you need the indefinite article.
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    Re: Develop interest in and develop interest for

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    And if you actually bother to read my first reply, you will see clearly that you need the indefinite article.
    Could you please help me with what you meant by 'indefinite article'?
    Because the sentences that I had asked help for, were there as they are, on the board in a school. That is why it confused me.
    Thanks

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    Re: Develop interest in and develop interest for

    As I said in my first reply, the phrase is "to develop an interest in something".

    "An" is an indefinite article.

    You can say:

    I want to develop an interest in photography.
    He was starting to develop an interest in art.


    You can also personalise the interest:

    I would like to follow up my interest in photography.
    His interest in art was set off by a visit to The Louvre in Paris.

    If your teacher put the phrases you quoted on the board in a classroom, then your teacher was wrong. I suggest you point that out to him/her.
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    Re: Develop interest in and develop interest for

    Thank you

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