Interested / disappointed / surprised / pleased + infinitive

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Interested / disappointed / surprised / pleased + infinitive clause
(Interessado / desapontado / surpreso / cláusula de prazer + infinitivo)

Note-se que alguns desses adjetivos são frequentemente seguidas por uma cláusula de infinitivo :
• I shall be interested to hear about how you get on in Cairo.
• We were most surprised to see Kevin and Henry holding hands at the bus
stop.
• I must say we were disappointed to learn that he had abandoned his job.
• I shall be pleased / delighted to accompany you to the exhibition on
Thursday.
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Interested in / surprised by / pleased with / etc

Note que se você estiver usando uma estrutura proposicional com esses adjetivos , será normalmente com ou por , às vezes ambos são possíveis. Interessado , no entanto, é geralmente seguido por dentro Compare o seguinte :

• We were pleased / delighted with all the wedding presents we received.
• We were surprised by his rudeness at the family gathering. Quite
disgusting!
• I was quite disappointed with / by the film. He's normally such an exciting
director.
• I would be interested in working in Britain if I could get a work permit.
Interest / surprise / please / etc as verbs

Note-se que as formas verbais desses adjetivos descrevem um estado emocional , e não uma ação, e são, portanto, raramente usado com tempos contínuos :

• She wanted to please him, but disappointed him when he discovered that
she had spent so much money. (NOT: … was disappointing him…)
• It surprises me to see you making so many basic errors in this game.

(NOT: It is surprising me…)

• The novel interested me because it seemed to reflect real life so accurately.
• It amused me so much that I kept bursting out with laughter.
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