28-07-2005, 10:05 PM
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Choosing the right preposition or pattern
When you use an adjective such as interested, you need to know which preposition to use with it. Do you say interested about something or interested in something? You also need to know which verb pattern to use. Do you say interested to do something Or interested in doing something? As you can see, the usual preposition to use with interested is in. the verb pattern that you choose depends on the meaning of interested. If you want to talk about ‘wanting to know about something’, you say interested to hear/know/learn. If you want to talk about ‘wanting to do something’, you say interested in doing something. Common mistakes with adjectives:: - she is good in math. ( good at …). - I’m tired to wait for the bus ( tired of waiting..). - Are you interested about politic? ( interested in…). - He is good with teaching. ( good at …). - She’s bored about him. ( bored with him ). - I’m frightened of to swim in the sea. ( frightened of swimming …..).