Could anyone explain the differences between "to like", "to be fond of" and "to keen on" please? What are the nuances of meaning and use?
Apr 24, 2016 12:27 PM
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"fondness" is a form of "liking" in which you also have affection. "fondness" comes mainly from the heart. "like" is a simpler, more neutral word. e.g. I don't see my little nephew much but I am very fond of him and enjoy seeing him when I can. "keenness" is about interest and enthusiasm though has three main slightly different senses; a) I am keen on tennis (I like tennis and take an interest in it) b) I am keen on that girl (I am interested in getting to know her and have a relationship with her) c) I am keen to start the presentation (I am ready and almost impatient to start it) Kind regards, Michael
April 24, 2016
...and "to BE keen on"
April 24, 2016
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