Interested in/to I thought the correct form was being interested in +ing, but here someone wrote that you can use also "to". " I'm interested in finding out more details. (Interested about the future.) interested in+verb gerund. I was interested to read his report. (Interested in the past.) interested to+verb infinitive." Is this correct? there are more explanation in spanish there, but I don't understand it.
Apr 20, 2016 4:27 PM
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That's right, but it means something a bit different. You might also say "I was interested in reading his report", but that means you had the interest, but you may or may not have ever read the report in the end, whereas "I was interested to read his report means that you read the report, and what you read was of interest to you. Also, you may or may not have been interested beforehand, so you could say something like "I hate reading reports, but I was interested to read his, because it seems sales of widgets in Upper Patagonia went up 100% in the last quarter". But note that you can't use this construction where that meaning makes no sense; you can't say "I was interested to go swimming", for example.
April 20, 2016
Thank you!
April 21, 2016
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