Is it the "express interest" of the manager o the "expressed interest" of the manager? Which one is the correct one?

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  • I believe the answer you're looking for is express interest.. however, in certain contexts, "expressed interest" is perfectly valid.. – Othya Jun 23 '15 at 12:40
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It depends on the context. An express interest is a

  1. Particular; specific:

interest: The manager has an express interest in getting a large pay raise.

An expressed interest is one that has been stated or explained:-

  1. a. To set forth in words; state: express an opinion.

so the manager has an expressed interest in whatever he said he was interested in (even if he was only pretending).

(the Free Dictionary).

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