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    joham is offline Key Member
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    Default interested to hear/ in hearing

    We use 'be interested in doing sth' if we haven't done it and are going to do it: I'm interested in working in London. Can you help me? My first question is: If I'm now working in London, can I say 'I'm interested in working in London'?


    Dictionaries say 'be interested' can also be followed by such infinitives as 'to hear, to see, to know, to learn, to read, to discover, to find':

    I'd be interested to hear what you think. (taken from MACMILLAN)

    Then can we say 'I'd be interested in hearing what you think' or just 'I'm interested in hearing what you think'?

    Thank you very much.

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    Default Re: interested to hear/ in hearing

    No, it wouldn't be appropriate to say this if you were already working in London. The meaning you would seem to be trying to convey if you were to use this in such a situation would be similar to 'I enjoy working in London.'

    Then can we say 'I'd be interested in hearing what you think' or just 'I'm interested in hearing what you think'?

    Yes we can say either. The first is politer as the remote form doesn't put so much pressure on the listener to answer.

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