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    Question How to say I'm mad of something to say I really like it

    Hello,

    I want to know if we can say : "I'm something's mad" in order to tell "I'm mad of something" (meaning "I really really like this something", "I'm fond of this something"...)

    Example :
    "I'm movies mad", "I'm Brad Pitt's mad", "I'm dad hat's mad", etc.

    Is that correct ? or kind of correct ?

    Thank you very much for your help!

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    Re: How to say I'm mad of something to say I really like it

    I'm crazy about xxx would work. Your examples would not.

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    Re: How to say I'm mad of something to say I really like it

    Welcome to the forum, Bazoul.

    Are you sure you're in China?

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    Re: How to say I'm mad of something to say I really like it

    Quote Originally Posted by Bazoul View Post
    Hello,

    I want to know if we can say (no colon required here) "I'm something's mad" in order to tell say/express "I'm mad of about something" (meaning "I really really like this something", "I'm fond of this something").

    Example :
    "I'm movies mad", "I'm Brad Pitt's mad", "I'm dad hat's mad", etc.

    Is that correct? or kind of correct ?

    Thank you very much for your help!
    See my corrections above. In BrE, you'll hear "I'm movie mad!" if someone really likes movies. You can replace the word "movie" with just about anything that a person can be crazily enthusiastic about. Use the singular noun.

    I'm Nadal mad!
    I'm tennis mad!
    He's music mad.
    She's Brad Pitt mad.
    They're guitar mad.
    We're Spain mad.

    The only one of yours that doesn't work is the one about "dad hat's". First, I think it should be "dad's hat" - assuming that you mean you really like your dad's hat. Second, it's a little too specific to use this construction.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: How to say I'm mad of something to say I really like it

    I'd hyphenate the compound adjectives: They're guitar-mad.

    I think I've heard of a "thing" recently called "dad-hats". If so, a person who really loves dad-hats might, in BrE, be described as dad-hat-mad.
    I am not a teacher.

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