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    be interested in/to

    1. If you are interested to know more about the town's history, you should visit the museum.
    2. If you are interested in knowing more about the town's history, you should visit the museum.
    3. I'm really interested to visit an art museum.
    4. I'm really interested in visiting an art museum.
    5. I was interested to read in the paper that scientists have found out how to talk to whales.
    6. I was interested in reading in the paper that scientists have found out how to talk to whales.
    7. I shall be interested to see how long it lasts.
    8. I shall be interested in seeing how long it lasts.
    9. I'm interested to find out what she did with all that money.
    10. I'm interested in finding out what she did with all that money.

    Which of the above sentences is not acceptable?
    Last edited by sitifan; 08-May-2013 at 05:20.

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    Re: be interested in/to

    None of them is unacceptable, though some people might favour one over the alternative in certain contexts.

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