Is it gramatically correct to say something like

Basketball has long been fascinating to me

or is there a better alternative expression?


Basketbal has long been fascinating (adjective) to me.

The sentence is OK.

You can also say as follows:

Basketball has been fascinating (adjective) to me for a long time.

Basketball has long fascinated me.

Basketball has fascinated me for a long time.

Basketball has long been a fascination for me.

  • When I say 'Basketball has long fascinated me', am I implying that I am no longer interested in it? – Rescy_ Jul 23 '15 at 23:59
  • It implies it fascinated you in the past and it still fascinates you in the present just as you say I have long lived in London. – Khan Jul 24 '15 at 2:13

While you would be understood, you may benifite from saying:

I have always been fascinated by Basketball.

Which is my personal preference, but you could also say

Basketball has always been fascinating to me.


For as long as I can remember, basketball has always fascinated me.

  • 3
    ...has long fascinated me is also acceptable. books.google.com/ngrams/… – Tᴚoɯɐuo Jul 23 '15 at 12:30
  • Although not choosing your answer, I really appreciate your help. Many thank! – Rescy_ Jul 24 '15 at 14:28

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