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Expression: keen on working #1 (permalink) Sun Jun 11, 2006 13:38 pm   Expression: keen on working
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #91 "Using Prepositions", question 2

Naomi is keen ......... working in Africa this coming year.

(a) of
(b) for
(c) on
(d) at

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #91 "Using Prepositions", answer 2

Naomi is keen on working in Africa this coming year.

Correct answer: (c) on
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Expression: keen on working #2 (permalink) Sun Jun 11, 2006 14:24 pm   Expression: keen on working
 

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Could you be more specific? I fail to find a defect myself.
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keen #3 (permalink) Tue Aug 21, 2007 23:53 pm   keen
 

In my opinion

The better answer might be:

"Naomi is keen to work in ?frica"

What do you think??

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Expression: keen on working #4 (permalink) Wed Aug 22, 2007 10:03 am   Expression: keen on working
 

Hi Alumno,

Please read this topic Keen on vs. keen to and let me know what you think.
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keen to ... future idea #5 (permalink) Wed Aug 22, 2007 10:34 am   keen to ... future idea
 

Ok,

So I think keen to has to do more with future ideas

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Expression: keen on working #6 (permalink) Wed Aug 22, 2007 11:04 am   Expression: keen on working
 

Hi,

How could it be "this coming year" ?
In my opinion, a year could be either this i.e. current or coming - i.e. next, future
So, what does this coming year suggest ? it is this year or coming year?

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Expression: keen on working #7 (permalink) Wed Aug 22, 2007 20:04 pm   Expression: keen on working
 

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Well, with the word 'working' already in the sentence, the only option would be 'on' (i.e. you cannot say 'keen to working').

However, in my opinion, 'keen to work' would be better in combination with 'in Africa this coming year'.

'keen on/about working' = a general interest in working
'keen to work' = is interested in or enthusiastic about a more specific future activity. ('This coming year' refers to the future.)
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Expression: keen on working #8 (permalink) Wed Aug 22, 2007 20:13 pm   Expression: keen on working
 

Hi, Amy
Thank you for your answer :)

1. Naomi is keen to work in Africa this coming year
2. Naomi is keen to work in Africa next year
3. Naomi is keen to work in Africa in the coming year
3a. Naomi is keen to work in Africa coming year

Do you think 1,2,3 have the same meaning? Are 2,3 and 3a correct sentences ?
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Expression: keen on working #9 (permalink) Wed Aug 22, 2007 20:35 pm   Expression: keen on working
 

Hi Alex

To me, 'next year' sounds a bit further in the future than either 1 or 3.
3a is not grammatical.
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