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  1. #1 Am I correctly using the word INTEREST? 
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    The professor hoped to interest his students in English grammar.

    His explanations were so INTERESTING that all the students INTERESTED IN.

    Are the words which I have highlighted correct at this sentence?


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    Quote Originally Posted by nima_persian View Post
    The professor hoped to interest his students in English grammar.

    His explanations were so INTERESTING that all the students INTERESTED IN.

    Are the words which I have highlighted correct at this sentence?
    His explanations were so INTERESTING that all the students were (or became) INTERESTED IN the subject.
    Apart from that, fine.
    Or:
    His explanations were so INTERESTING that all the students were (or became) INTERESTED.

    If you use "in" then you have to state WHAT they are interested in.


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    Thank you so much. However,I have used the verb INTEREST as a main verb- i.e, for instance, Police doesn't interest me- so, what is wrong with my sentence? the students interested in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nima_persian View Post
    Thank you so much. However,I have used the verb INTEREST as a main verb- i.e, for instance, Police doesn't interest me- so, what is wrong with my sentence? the students interested in.
    It's a transitive verb. That means it needs to have an object. You could say the students interested themselves in the topic. This would be grammatically correct, but sounds a bit odd.
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    Fantabulous. Thank you so much.
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