Results 1 to 8 of 8

Hybrid View

Previous Post Previous Post   Next Post Next Post
  1. Junior Member
    Student or Learner
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Polish
      • Home Country:
      • Poland
      • Current Location:
      • Poland

    • Join Date: Oct 2016
    • Posts: 80
    #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.

  2. VIP Member
    Interested in Language
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Dec 2015
    • Posts: 14,259
    #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.
    I am not a teacher.

  3. Charlie Bernstein's Avatar
    Key Member
    Other
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Jan 2009
    • Posts: 4,832
    #3

    Re: crave sth vs crave for sth

    And you don't have a CARVING for anything!

    What does "sth" mean?
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

  4. VIP Member
    Interested in Language
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Dec 2015
    • Posts: 14,259
    #4

    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.
    I am not a teacher.

  5. Charlie Bernstein's Avatar
    Key Member
    Other
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Jan 2009
    • Posts: 4,832
    #5

    Re: crave sth vs crave for sth

    I also wonder what a thoroughbred customer is.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

  6. VIP Member
    Interested in Language
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Dec 2015
    • Posts: 14,259
    #6

    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.
    I am not a teacher.

Posting Permissions

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