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    #1

    Special interest(s)?

    Which one is correct:
    1. I have a special interest in cooking, painting, and history.
    2. I have a special interests in cooking, painting, and history.

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    #2

    Re: Special interest(s)?

    #2 would be correct if you deleted the article "a".
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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    #3

    Re: Special interest(s)?

    #1 is also OK without any changes IMO.

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    #4

    Re: Special interest(s)?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    #1 is also OK without any changes IMO.
    But bhaisahab said no. 2 is correct (minus the article). Is the difference based on BrE vs AmE?

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    #5

    Re: Special interest(s)?

    No. Two BrE speakers have replied and other BrE speakers have 'Liked'.

    bhaisahab didn't say #1 was wrong — he probably prefers #2.

    Minor differences of opinion like this occur all the time.

    You can click on Member Info to see the variety of English spoken by responders.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 16-Oct-2015 at 08:29.

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