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    #1

    correct

    which is correct?
    for interest or for interesting


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    Re: correct

    Both are correct. (I have no idea what sash2008 actually wants to know, though.)

    http://www.japantimes.co.jp/shukan-s...?print=noframe
    I then wrote to my physics advisor asking for interesting topics.

    Mixed-up policy mix links U.S. and Japan | The Japan Times Online
    For interest rates remain low less by policy design than for a lack of borrowers in the private sector.

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    #3

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    Thank you Daruma
    I mean: which is correct in the following examples?

    I go to university for interest
    I go to university for interesting


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    sash2008,

    I don't understand either of the sentences. I'm of no help.

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    Re: correct

    I go to university for no purpose except interesting myself and seeing my friends.
    Am I clear, now?
    so, which is the correct sentence

    I go to university for interest.
    I go to university for interesting.

    (Teachers, please help me)


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    I don't think that either of them sound good.
    How about saying "I go to university for fun"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    I don't think that either of them sound good.
    How about saying "I go to university for fun"?
    Thank you Daruma

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    Dear sash:

    I go to university for interest.
    I go to university for interesting.

    I attend university out of my personal interest in learning.

    I'm studying at the University to further my personal interest in botany (or whatever).

    All best wishes,

    Petra

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    Quote Originally Posted by pyoung View Post
    Dear sash:

    I go to university for interest.
    I go to university for interesting.

    I attend university out of my personal interest in learning.

    I'm studying at the University to further my personal interest in botany (or whatever).

    All best wishes,

    Petra

    Thank you Ms Petra
    Can I say:
    I go to university out of interest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sash2008 View Post
    Thank you Ms Petra
    Can I say:
    I go to university out of interest.
    Dear Sash:

    I go to university out (or 'because') of my (or 'an') interest in xxx.
    or
    I go to university to satisfy my personal interest(s).
    or
    I'm not pursuing career goals. I attend classes to satisfy my personal interest(s).


    In other words, I think 'interest' by itself sounds incomplete. It sounds a bit like, 'I go to the university campus and wander around out of idle curiosity,' when this is not at all what you are trying to say.

    I hope this is helpful,

    Petra

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