Common mistakes - enjoy / fun

The other day, when asked about her holidays, Cristina said "We enjoyed a lot."  

What  is missing from the sentence?


Enjoy is always followed by either an object or an object pronoun or a reflexive pronoun.
  • I really enjoyed her company.
  • A: How was the party last night?        B:  We enjoyed it a lot.
  • As well as improving his English, our son really enjoyed when he was in Scotland.  
  • As well as improving his English, our son really enjoyed himself when he was in Scotland.             
     

The verbs like, love, prefer and hate are also followed by objects.
  • A: Do you like Italian food?     B: Yes, I love.         B: Yes, I love it.
  • A: I hate Hugh Grant.     B: I don't like either.         B: I don't like him either.





When talking about her summer holidays, Alicía said they were "very fun".  


Do you remember the difference between fun and funny?

We can say:
  • My teacher is very funny.  
  • You should watch the new series. I think it's really funny.   

Fun can be a noun or a verb but that doesn't really explain why we "very" can't precede it.
  • My holidays were great/good fun.    
  • I had a lot of fun when I lived in London.    


Comments

Rodrigo said…
I've read this post.

(The antibot test is annoying!)
Lucia said…
I,ve read the post too. It,s. fanny, enjoy??? Lol
Graham said…
Rodrigo,

I agree. It is annoying. (I didn't know that it was called "antibo")

I'm afraid it's here to stay though.

Now I don't get any spam - apart from Cristina. :D
Graham said…
Lucía,

Are you making fun of Bottle?

"Madrid is faaaaaaaan"


Be careful with fanny - I suppose you know the meaning. See US / UK English.

Montse even came up with it in a game of Scrabble lol

Montse said…
Graham, I've read this useful post.
Graham said…
Montse,

I'm glad you liked it.