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    #1

    crave sth vs crave for sth

    Does the preposition change the meaning of this sentence? Is it required or even possible to use?

    As a thoroughbred customer I carve (for) reality.
    Having read a chapter from her novel, everyone carved for more.

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    #2

    Re: crave sth vs crave for sth

    Although you may see crave for something, that is (I think) a recent usage. Traditionally you just crave it. You have a craving for​ the things you crave.
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    Re: crave sth vs crave for sth

    And you don't have a CARVING for anything!

    What does "sth" mean?
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    Re: crave sth vs crave for sth

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    And you don't have a CARVING for anything!
    I didn't even notice that.
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    Re: crave sth vs crave for sth

    I also wonder what a thoroughbred customer is.
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    Re: crave sth vs crave for sth

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    I also wonder what a thoroughbred customer is.
    Clearly it's someone who just bought a racehorse.
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    #7

    Re: crave sth vs crave for sth

    I have a carving for a niche in my lounge room.

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    #8

    Re: crave sth vs crave for sth

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Clearly it's someone who just bought a racehorse.
    Then let's think of a better word than customer. No one walks into a store and asks for a racehorse.

    Buyer? Investor?

    And why would racehorse buyers crave reality more than others would?

    Chess, can you tell us more about what you mean?
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