I adore having guests

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Would a native speaker use the phrase "I adore having guests", or would you just say "I love having guests"?
 
  • boozer

    Senior Member
    Bulgarian
    "Adore" is such a strong word, that it seems impossible to be so emotional about anything as unremarkable as having guests. It's clearly an affectation, as has already been said. :)

    PS. But there may be situations in which I could use it:

    'Please, do come in, Mr. Obama. I adore having guests'

    That makes it very likely. :D
     
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    Spira

    Banned
    UK English
    Beavis & Butthead would also adore HAVING guests, especially the pretty female ones.

    I could imagine someone using ADORE just for receiving guests. My aunt does not work, but loves, no, adores, throwing sophisticated dinner parties. It fills up her time. No affectation there.
     
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