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    #1

    Smile propensity to/for do/doing

    Hi,

    1. I have a propensity to exaggerate personal matters.
    2. I have a propensity for exaggerating personal matters.

    Which is more idiomatic? If both are idiomatic, what difference do you see between the two?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: propensity to/for do/doing

    Quote Originally Posted by taked4700 View Post
    Hi,

    1. I have a propensity to exaggerate personal matters.
    2. I have a propensity for exaggerating personal matters.

    Which is more idiomatic? If both are idiomatic, what difference do you see between the two?

    Thanks in advance.
    Neither one is very natural. Most people would say "I tend to exaggerate...."

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    Re: propensity to/for do/doing

    I use it quite a lot and I would say "I have a propensity for chatting too much to customers".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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