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I came across an English question yesterday on a website:

The organisation ___________ to popularise Indian classical music among the youth which has lost ___________ with its cultural roots.

  • A endeavours, touch
  • B wishes, interest
  • C efforts, experience
  • D exerts, intrigue

The provided answer was B (on a few other websites also) while I chose A and there was no explanation provided. Can somebody please help me out here as I am more convinced that A is better suited here and also I checked if the word interested can take the preposition with but could not find that also. Thank you.

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  • "A" would be a perfectly good sentence here. I reckon this is a typo in the answer key. Agree that "interest with" doesn't sound fluent, but you do see some examples online of people saying that informally. Commented Mar 8, 2021 at 10:53

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I believe that answer B cannot be correct.

The mistake seems to be with the interest with. It would be written Interest in

I've always had an interest in astronomy. He never seems to show any interest in his children. She takes more of an interest in politics these days He has demonstrated a genuine interest in the project. They take a lively interest in their grandchildren. I can honestly say that I have no interest whatsoever in the royal family. an interest in chess

Examples CED INTEREST

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