Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. Member
    Student or Learner
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • Hong Kong
      • Current Location:
      • Hong Kong

    • Join Date: Feb 2012
    • Posts: 211

    Partial to chocolate

    Dear Teachers

    When someone wants to say, e.g. 'i can't live without chocolate'
    then is it 'i am partial to chocolate'
    or "I am impartial to chocolate"?

    Please advise

    Anthony the learner

  2. probus's Avatar
    Key Member
    Retired English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Canada
      • Current Location:
      • Canada

    • Join Date: Jan 2011
    • Posts: 3,523

    Re: Partial to chocolate

    "I am impartial to chocolate" is unnatural. "I am partial to chocolate" means that you are fond of it, possibly rather fond.

    "I can't live without chocolate" is a far stronger statement, indicating an extreme fondness for it.

Similar Threads

  1. partial?
    By guoguohu in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-Sep-2012, 20:15
  2. [Grammar] Partial negation?
    By Snappy in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 30-Aug-2010, 12:55
  3. partial vacuum
    By user_gary in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 30-Apr-2007, 09:14
  4. partial conditionals
    By ewelina in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 29-Nov-2005, 06:10
  5. Partial Negation
    By Suwei Wang in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 23-Aug-2005, 09:38


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts