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    crave for chips/ crave chips?

    I always thought "for" is needed after crave, but I guess I was wrong. I read on Yahoo! the following sentence:
    "When you're craving a salty fix, skip the chips and try a treat that's high in fiber and low in fat."

    I know I can say "I have a craving for chips". (Right??)
    How about "I recently crave for chips"?
    "I recently crave chips" sounds unnatural to me.

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    Re: crave for chips/ crave chips?

    What sounds unnatural is 'recently' used with the present tense.

    'I've recently been craving chips' is fine.

    The definition of crave includes 'for', so it's wrong to say it again.

    Concise Oxford English Dictionary 2008 Oxford University Press:
    crave
    verb
    • 1 feel a powerful desire for.


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    Re: crave for chips/ crave chips?

    We use for with the noun:
    I have a craving for chips.

    You will find the verb used with for, but there's no need.

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    Re: crave for chips/ crave chips?

    So, is "I crave for chips" still correct?

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    Re: crave for chips/ crave chips?

    Quote Originally Posted by jasveron View Post
    So, is "I crave for chips" still correct?
    As Tdol said, "You will find the verb used with for, but there's no need".

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