Excited for

I’ve recently heard my daughter asking her children whether they are excited for things, for example about something that will be happening at school or about a friend’s forthcoming party. That usage sounds odd to my dinosaur ears. I would say I’m:

  • excited about an event or thing
  • excited for a person

I had a quick look at Google’s NGram viewer. The chart below does seem to back up the idea that a change may be in progress here.

https://books.google.com/ngrams/interactive_chart?content=excited+for&year_start=1800&year_end=2019&corpus=26&smoothing=3&direct_url=t1%3B%2Cexcited+for%3B%2Cc0

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