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Fill in the blanks with the most appropriate word.
I am interested ______ swimming.
A) For
B) In
C) To
D) At

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Hint:
- Preposition is a word or a group of words that bring out the correct relationship between noun or pronoun or a verb and an adjective.
- Verbs used after prepositions will take the gerund form.

Complete answer:
There are two types of prepositions that convey spatial relations: location prepositions and direction prepositions. Both types may be beneficial or harmful. Prepositions of location, particularly be, appear with verbs that describe states or conditions; prepositions of direction appear with verbs that describe motion. This handout addresses optimistic location prepositions, which can be tricky at times: in, on and in.
Here, the sentence suggests that the subject's interests include swimming. Thus, the response must suggest the 'inclusion' of swimming in the subject's interests.

Let us compare the options which one is best for the given sentence.
Option A is the incorrect answer. The word 'for' denotes purpose rather than inclusion. As a result, it is incorrect and lacks the requisite context.
Option B is the right answer. The word 'in' means that something is included inside it. As a result, it has the right interpretation and is correct.
Option C is the incorrect response. The word 'to' denotes path or destination rather than inclusion. As a result, it is incorrect and lacks the requisite context.
Option D is the incorrect answer. The word 'at' denotes a position or location rather than inclusion. As a result, it is incorrect and lacks the requisite context.
Here the sentence explains a person having an interest in some activity. So in this situation, we use the preposition ‘in’ to indicate inclusion within something. Frame the sentence, I am interested in swimming.

Thus, option B is the correct answer.

Note: we note that the preposition in is used when talking about time, we use 'in' when referring to an unspecified time of the day, a month, a season or a year and a large town or a country and also it can be used to indicate when something is inside an object.