Example sentences from the web:
- Bobby is a dependable dog, always by my side.
- He is loyal and dependable and valued by all his co-workers.
- The pigeon’s name is Sofia, and she’s a friendly and dependable creature.
- I’m really into it.
This means you’re interested in an activity or a subject.
Ex. I’m really into gardening, but these squirrels keep messing with my tomatoes.
- I’m fond of it.
This means you have liked something for a long time or may have an emotional attachment with something.
Ex. He is fond of this kind of music.
- I’m keen on it.
This just means that you’re interested in something and you want to learn more about it.
Ex. I’m keen on learning English.
- I’m mad about it.
I love doing something and I do it a lot.
Ex. It’s a real tragedy, I love this woman, I’m mad about her.
- I’m crazy about it.
This is the same as “I’m mad about it”.
Ex. Finnish women are crazy about cars.
- I can’t get enough of …
This means that I love doing it and I don’t want to stop.
Ex. Yeah, I can’t get enough of new wave.
- I have got a soft spot for …
You like someone a little more than other people.
Ex. No, don’t tell me you’ve got a soft spot for this guy.
- I fancy him/her
You think that he/she is attractive, good looking.
Ex. I mean, she may fancy him, but she’d never act on it.
- It appeals to me.
It sounds/ looks great. I like the idea of it.
Ex. In his report, Mr Szejna has opted for a wide approach, which appeals to me.
- It goes down well. (With people)
This means that other people like something that you do.
Ex. The presentation went down really well with the class.
- It’s to my liking.
A very formal way to sai “I like it”.
Ex. The colour of the paint is just to my liking!
- I’m partial to it.
It means that I like to eat or drink something, maybe too much.
Ex. I like all the food here, but I’m particularly partial to the fried chicken.
- I’m attached to it/you/him/her/them.
I like it a lot, and if I lost it, I would be sad.
Ex. Giovanna, I admit that I’m very attached to you.
- I’m addicted to …
It means that I like it so much that I can’t stop doing it.
She looks nice enough, but she lies on her taxes and she’s addicted to painkillers.
- I have grown to like …
I didn’t like it at first, but now I do.
Ex. I’ve grown to like the music of Radiohead.
- I am passionate about it.
This means I’m really interested and excited about it.
Ex. Julia runs the selection committee, and she’s very passionate about the candidates.
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