Cricket is all for excitement.

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Man_from_India, May 1, 2012.

  1. Man_from_India Senior Member

    Indian English
    I can't get this expression right.
    1. My sentence is
    Cricket is all for excitement.

    But when I described an cricketing exciting situation, and then trying to write the following sentence following the structure in sentence #1, I am in trouble.

    "Well that is cricket all for."
    Please find the error in this sentence.
     
    Last edited: May 1, 2012
  2. pob14 Senior Member

    Central Illinois
    American English
    I don't know what sentence #1 is supposed to mean. Is it "cricket is all about excitement?" Maybe it's an Indian English phrasing, but it seems oddly phrased to me.

    An exciting situation could be described with "That is what cricket is all about."
     
  3. Man_from_India Senior Member

    Indian English
    Yes, "all about" is the common one, but I tried to replace it with "for".
    Anyway, if it is "all about" does my final sentence sound right?
    "Well that is cricket all about"
     
  4. sound shift

    sound shift Senior Member

    Derby (central England)
    English - England
    No, "That is cricket all about" is ungrammatical and meaningless, M_f_I.
     
  5. Man_from_India Senior Member

    Indian English
    That was what I thought.
    To make it correct, following the same construction, how to re-arrange it?
     
  6. sound shift

    sound shift Senior Member

    Derby (central England)
    English - England
    "Cricket is all about excitement."
     
  7. sdgraham

    sdgraham Senior Member

    Oregon, USA
    USA English
    I agree with pob14 with respect to language. Whether cricket is exciting .... well that's another issue.
     
  8. Man_from_India Senior Member

    Indian English
    Actually I had already wrote a good deal about the exciting cricket match. And then I want to occur this sentence. And I want to mention this exciting situation by "that".
     
  9. pob14 Senior Member

    Central Illinois
    American English
    You don't like my suggestion in post #2?
     
  10. Cagey post mod (English Only / Latin)

    California
    English - US
    I think the sentence pob14 suggested is fine. You should give us the sentence that comes before it, so we can see whether it suits your context.
     
  11. JulianStuart

    JulianStuart Senior Member

    Sonoma County CA
    English (UK then US)
    "Well that is what cricket is all about"
     
  12. George French Senior Member

    English - UK
    You haven't forgotten your roots Julian.... But I do find "Cricket is all for excitement" to be way off the mark.

    Cricket is a way of life, it is not an exciting sport... It is (almost) a religion.... "something of overwhelming importance to a person". http://dictionary.reverso.net/english-definition/religion
    See also the WR dictionary "a pursuit or interest followed with great devotion".

    GF..
     
  13. Man_from_India Senior Member

    Indian English
    Sorry pob14 I overlooked it. And I liked your sentence.
    And George, I haven't got your reasoning. I believe cricket is considered like religion in some places, but I couldn't understand your reasoning why it had to do anything with "for" and "about". Could you please?
     
  14. George French Senior Member

    English - UK
    Nothing really, but it was nearly all off topic...

    GF..
     

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