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    fan of (formal).

    Hello I am looking for the phrase that means fan of but for formal speech.

    Is it keen of?

    Best Regards
    Alex.

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    Re: fan of (formal).

    Quote Originally Posted by dervast View Post
    Hello I am looking for the phrase that means fan of but for formal speech.

    Is it keen of?

    Best Regards
    Alex.
    Why do you think "to be a fan of" is informal?

    I'm a fan of flamenco music.
    I'm a football fan.

    With sports, you could say "a supporter of" but it sounds a little strange, unless you specify the team (I'm a Real Madrid supporter).

    If you don't want to say "fan of", you could simply say "I like..."

    We don't say "keen of", we say "keen on". I'm really keen on football, for example. However, I don't think "keen on" is any more formal or informal than "a fan of".

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    Re: fan of (formal).

    Some options from an online thesaurus:

    addict, adherent, admirer, aficionado, devotee, follower, groupie, rooter, supporter, zealot.

    I would use "admirer" if you are a fan of a person, "aficionado" of books or music, "follower" or "supporter" of a sports team.

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