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    Interested "in" or "by"

    Why are both sentences correct?

    1-I'm interested in history
    2-I'm interested by history

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    Last edited by emsr2d2; 08-Oct-2017 at 16:52. Reason: Improved layout

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    Re: Interested "in" or "by"

    Quote Originally Posted by Ali1002 View Post
    Why are both sentences correct?

    1-I'm interested in history.
    2-I'm interested by history.

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    Sentence #1 is fine. I would not use #2. I would say "I'm intrigued by history" instead.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 08-Oct-2017 at 16:53. Reason: Made layout in quote match the new layout in post 1

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    Re: Interested "in" or "by"

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    Sentence #1 is fine. I would not use #2. I would say "I'm intrigued by history" instead.
    I saw this in your quizzes and both were correct. (English tests-prepositions after adjectives)

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    Re: Interested "in" or "by"

    By is OK. In is more common.

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    Re: Interested "in" or "by"

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    By is OK. In is more common.
    Would you explain more, please?

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    Re: Interested "in" or "by"

    Some things are correct but less common than others.

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