Expression: to be up for something

English Idioms and Expressions, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #7 [color=blue]“English Grammar Prepositions”, question 7

I’m certainly up for it.

(a) willing to try
(b) ready to take
© wanting a chance
(d) keen to go

English Idioms and Expressions, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #7 [color=blue]“English Grammar Prepositions”, answer 7

I’m certainly willing to try it.

Correct answer: (a) willing to try

Your answer was: [color=green]correct
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Under certain circumstance, is it not possible to select ‘ready to take’?

Thank you.

Hi Haihao

“Be up for” indicates a sense of willingness to do or interest in doing something, so the only other way you might define “be up for” would be “be interested in”.

Amy