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    #1

    Smile use of alacrity?

    Alacrity means willingness/liveliness/eagerness. So i made three sentences :
    • I have an alacrity for doing anything for you.
    • I have an alacrity to do anything for you.
    • I am alacrity to do anything for you.

    which of the following is correct or are the three sentences are incorrect? If so,then could you please help me in making a correct sentence with no err?ASAP

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    #2

    Re: use of alacrity?

    Your third sentence is incorrect. The word is a noun, not an adjective.

    Your other sentences are OK, but I suspect that you would not find many native speakers who would understand the word. It's just not common at all.

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    #3

    Re: use of alacrity?

    I find the first two sentences extremely unnatural. The third one is wrong.

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    #4

    Re: use of alacrity?

    I don't like any of the sentences.

    It is usually used like this: The students began the new project with alacrity (not an alacrity).

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