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    Drool After/Over

    I have a question about the usage of "drool". Suppose a guy liked a BMW a very much:

    1. He drooled after the BMW.
    2. He drooled over the BMW.
    Are they both standard English?

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    Re: Drool After/Over

    I'd only use "over".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: Drool After/Over

    In my opinion 1. is not.

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    Re: Drool After/Over

    I'd say 'drool after' is wrong.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 24-Mar-2015 at 13:53. Reason: typo

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    Re: Drool After/Over

    Well, that's 3 of us who wouldn't use "drool after". Is that clear enough for you?
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    Re: Drool After/Over

    Maybe I'm on my own here, but I would drool after something in the future, like a job possibility, but would drool over something I wanted/liked/envied.

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    Re: Drool After/Over

    I haven't heard or used it. I would say "to hanker after" for something current or in the future.
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    Re: Drool After/Over

    I would lust after something I wanted and drool over it when I got it.

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