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Hi,

1/ What is the difference in meaning between keen to do sth and keen on doing sth? Are they interchangeable?

Ex:

I wasn't too keen on going to the party. (a)

= I wasn't too keen to go to the party. (b) ?

Fred was very keen to help. (c)

=Fred was very keen on helping. (d)

2/ keen = eager.

So, are these sentences correct?

I wasn't too eager on going to the party. (e)
Fred was very eager on helping (f)

Quoc
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Search yourself first at:

http://www.nytimes.com
with:
"keen on"
"keen to"
(quotation marks ARE important)

you'll find many examples there.

At the same site, you'll finnd that
"eager on" isn't too much used with verbs, but that "eager to" is.
I have found "keen on" at NYTimes, at answer.com.reference but I only see keen, not keen on.

Quoc
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"keen on" is also at answers.com:

http://www.answers.com/keen%20on

used a Find on this page, if you can't find it. It's at meaning 7b, amongst others.

But perhaps you didn't perform your search on the home page:

http://www.answers.com
but on the Idioms section.
Deleted. Sorry.
My 2 cents

to be keen on doing sg = I like doing it.

keen to do sg = champing at the bits to start doing something
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Marius Hancu
Marius HancuSearch yourself first at:

http://www.nytimes.com
with:
"keen on"
"keen to"
(quotation marks ARE important)

you'll find many examples there.

At the same site, you'll find that
"eager on" isn't too much used with verbs, but that "eager to" is.

Hi Marius,

talk about teaching them how to fish instead of giving them fish to eat Emotion: smile
Hey Tung,

It seems you are not very keen on searching for the answers. Emotion: wink
Hi,

keen to do sg =champing at the bits to start doing something

champing at the bits = ?
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