Can you crave for a college? Or any other object like a book or a movie? I am using the word crave to show the strong need for a college. Is it grammatically correct?
Saying "I crave for this movie" is not correct and would not be used by native modern English speakers. This is because the verb "crave" takes a direct object, not a prepositional phrase.
It's confusing because you can say "I have a craving for this movie". But in that case, "craving" is a noun and so it does not take a direct object, and a preposition is necessary.
- I crave for college
- I am craving for college
- I crave college (or I crave seeing my favorite movie)
- I am craving college (or I am craving seeing my favorite movie)
- I have a craving for college (or I have a craving for seeing my favorite movie).
- [formal/out of date] I long for college (or I long to see my favorite movie).