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Recently we were given the task to promote the upcomong conference at our university, so I wrote the twitter post: "getting excited for this year´s conference themed Terrorism" Is it gramatically correct?

  • I would prefer: "getting excited about this year's conference". I would use "for" in a sentence referring to a person: "I am excited for you as you enter the final round". – Ronald Sole Oct 27 '16 at 14:32
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English has a long history of using nouns as verbs—verbing nouns, as it were.

If the conference had terrorism as its theme, it is unobjectionable to say that it was "themed Terrorism."

For more illumination, see this ELU blog article from a few years ago, titled The Give That Keeps On Gifting.

(And do notice the verbing of "title" in the previous sentence.)

  • the theme of the conference is terrorism, so what would you suggest me to say? – Alžbeta Čelesová Oct 27 '16 at 13:28
  • I'm saying it's fine to say that the conference was "themed terrorism" ... – Robusto Oct 27 '16 at 13:31
  • oh, ok, got it:) – Alžbeta Čelesová Oct 27 '16 at 13:39
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    ...but even better might be "the upcoming terrorism-themed conference." – P. E. Dant Oct 27 '16 at 19:37

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