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To think "Excited for"...

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softlysoftly Wed 04-Jun-14 13:02:37

... is wrong?

I'm really not sure confused

It seems to be popping up all over the place "I'm excited for visiting x this weekend" "whoop excited for the new game out".

Or "Excited to" that seems to be new as well.

It just sounds wrong and really really grinds on me but I might be wholly unreasonable and it's perfect grammar?

Surely it's "I'm excited about"??

BertieBotts Thu 05-Jun-14 16:35:46

YY Corus, that's what I would teach it as (and have in the past). I didn't realise that some people use it to mean "have you ever" grin oh well, just another level of confusing for the students!

softlysoftly Thu 05-Jun-14 17:04:25

Well I feel truly educated now by Bertie though realising it's America in origin has made me ever so slightly more irritated grin

Pumpkin send me your address I may need to relocate!

Blithereens hang your head in shame

Andrewofgg Thu 05-Jun-14 18:08:30

pinkie1982 Your mother is a wonderful woman. For free is loathsome.

BertieBotts Thu 05-Jun-14 18:16:28

Thinking about it, Corus, I think I have the same connotation with "Did you feed the cat?"

If, say, I was tired and went to bed early and told DH "Don't forget to feed the cat." then later when he came to bed I might ask "Did you feed the cat?" but if it was a normal evening and I wasn't sure if the cat's bowl was empty because it was greedy or because it hadn't been fed then I'd say "Have you fed the cat?"

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