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    #1

    interest in VS interest for

    Im used to the preposition in in the sentences like
    My parents encouraged my interest in science.
    But recently I came across
    My parents encouraged my interest for science.
    Is it ok?

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    #2

    Re: interest in VS interest for

    Hmm, no, second doesn't work. You have an interest in, never and interest for.

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    #3

    Re: interest in VS interest for

    Quote Originally Posted by ChinaDan View Post
    Hmm, no, the second doesn't work. You have an interest in, never and an interest for.
    I've made a couple of typo corrections above, ChinaDan.

    northpath, you might like to note that "in" is the correct preposition whether you choose to use "have an interest in" or "be interested in".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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