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    Please, dear teachers and friends...

    Could you shed some light on this?

    The other day I heard someone say "interested about". I thought there was no such construction, but it looks like it is such a verb that many prepositions goes with...

    Well... what's the difference between them?

    I'm interested to hear about your family
    I'm interested on/in/from/about/(?) hearing about your new job.
    I'm interested from getting started.

    Is there any other preposition that could go with "interested"?

    Many thanks
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    #2

    Re: interested

    I like in.

    But I'm interested in seeing what others think....

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    #3

    Re: interested

    Interested about is not usual. We may consider "in" to be the normal preposition following "interested," for example: "I am not interested in these photographs" and "I am interested in your sister."


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    #4

    Re: interested

    The adjective 'interested' is only followed by the preposition 'in'.

    M.

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    #5

    Re: interested

    Quote Originally Posted by mad1982 View Post
    The adjective 'interested' is only followed by the preposition 'in'.
    I'd be interested to know why you are sure of this.

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    #6

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    IN
    they are interested in social phenomena
    no one in their immediate family was interested in farming

    ON
    I'm not interested on being on the cover for real again
    And I'll be very interested on the Democrat side to see if...

    FROM
    He is interested from the neighborhood side
    Others are very interested from the beginning in the...

    ABOUT
    I'm interested about the skip...
    You're not interested about me

    TO
    I was kind of interested to see how far he would take it
    I'd be interested to coming down to work..

    OF
    she was interested of the idea of Mike...
    greater interested of the game

    AT
    she doesn't seem interested at 6 or 7 months...
    we're interested at putting you on
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    #7

    Re: interested

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    I'd be interested to know why you are sure of this.
    Two points. Day's best gotcha.


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    Re: interested

    I'd be interested to know where you've got all these examples from!

    Before having replied to your question, I'd had a look in several dictionaries, e.g. LDOCE.

    Of course, I'm familiar with 'to' and 'in', but the other ones....I'm stuck!

    M.

    P.S. Just a thought: perhaps it's something to do with lexical priming?!
    Last edited by mad1982; 23-Mar-2009 at 22:33.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mad1982 View Post
    I'd be interested to know where you've got all these examples from!
    I got them from the Corpora of American and British English.

    Before having replied to your question, I'd had a look in several dictionaries, e.g. LDOCE.

    Of course, I'm familiar with 'to' and 'in', but the other ones....I'm stuck!

    M.

    P.S. Just a thought: perhaps it's something to do with lexical priming?!
    what?

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