Results 1 to 3 of 3
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Portuguese
      • Home Country:
      • Brazil
      • Current Location:
      • Brazil

    • Join Date: Jun 2014
    • Posts: 2
    #1

    Interested ON x Interested IN

    Good morning from Brazil to you all,

    I am deeply sorry for the silly question, but when I was reading "Age of Revolution", on pat. 105, I stumbled across the following: " Austria had a considerable passive interest IN the matter" - as I have always seen interest ON, I could not get quite the rule behind such a use. How could I correctly use it?


    Thanks for the answers.

  1. emsr2d2's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 41,832
    #2

    Re: Interested ON x Interested IN

    Welcome to the forum.

    If you're talking about money, then "on" is correct.

    How much interest will I accrue on my savings?
    I will have to pay 25% interest on my car loan.

    If you're talking about someone liking something and wanting to know more about it, then it's always "in".

    I'm interested in art.
    Are you interested in that boy?
    Is he interested in helping me on Sunday?

    If you have "always" seen "interest on" in the second context I have quoted, then unfortunately you have always seen incorrect usage.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 24-Jun-2014 at 14:51.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Portuguese
      • Home Country:
      • Brazil
      • Current Location:
      • Brazil

    • Join Date: Jun 2014
    • Posts: 2
    #3

    Re: Interested ON x Interested IN

    Thank you very much for the quick answer and for the warm welcome!

    I`ll keep that in mind.

Similar Threads

  1. [Vocabulary] interested in
    By uktous in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 30-Nov-2009, 09:27
  2. interested
    By Nightmare85 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 26-Nov-2009, 13:44
  3. interested on how to
    By Offroad in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 17-Sep-2009, 22:19
  4. interested
    By Offroad in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 23-Apr-2009, 20:16
  5. Interested WITH
    By ripley in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 26-Jan-2005, 22:47

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

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