One Point English Lesson: Excited About or For or To

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The kids are excited to play in the yard!

Excited is an adjective and can be followed by a few different structures. Let’s look at those today.

When you want to mention the thing that makes you feel excited, you can use excited + about + noun:

  • I am excited about my trip to Brazil.
  • Jack is excited about his new job.
  • Is Joe excited about the wedding?

When you want to mention an activity that makes you feel excited, you can use excited +  to + verb:

  • I am excited to visit Brazil.
  • Jack is excited to start his new job.
  • Is Joe excited to be getting married?

When you hear someone’s good news and that news makes you feel excited, you can use excited +  for + someone:

  • I am excited for Jenny. I just heard she is getting married.
  • Jack told me he got a great new job. I’m so excited for him.
  • Everyone is excited for Jane and Chris. They’re having a baby!

What are you excited about? Who are you excited for? Leave a message here and let us know!

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