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    fall for - another interpretations

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to give me your considered opinion concerning my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    Jim fell for Mary in a big way when they first met.

    fall for = be infatuated with, become attracted to

    I think you're going to fall for this film.

    fall for = go down well

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    Re: fall for - another interpretations

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to give me your considered opinion concerning my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    Jim fell for Mary in a big way when they first met.

    fall for = be infatuated with, become attracted to

    I think you're going to fall for this film.

    fall for = go down well

    V.
    Fall for = to be attracted to, to fall in love with

    I'm not sure about your second use. I don't think I would expect someone to fall for a film. In the context of "to like a lot", it's normally something that happens between two people, not a person and an inanimate object.

    We also "fall for" a trick or a practical joke.

    Someone tried to tell me once that spaghetti grew on trees and I fell for it (hook, line and sinker).

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    Re: fall for - another interpretations

    Hi emsr2d2,

    Thank you for your well-mannered indication of the proper usage of the expression in question as well as for your correction of my wrong interpretation.

    V

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