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scare n frens

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scare n frens

Postby kshyaa » Sun Apr 12, 2009 3:14 pm

hi there helper . .

i need ur help in this situation
is scare, afraid, terrify, fear, horrify . . interchangeable

thx before n wait for the explanation

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Re: scare n frens

Postby Josef » Mon Apr 13, 2009 5:28 pm

NO :!:

First of all, they are not all the same parts of speech.

scare is a verb (and can be a noun)

afraid is an adjective

terrify is a verb

fear is a verb and noun

horrify is a verb
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Re: scare n frens

Postby kshyaa » Fri Apr 17, 2009 10:26 am

thx for ur answers josef_

but is there any certain time when to use one of that vocabs (in what situation) :?:

is there kind of "level of fear"?
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Re: scare n frens

Postby Josef » Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:58 am

The Fear Index (strongest at bottom)

scared (adj)
afraid (adj)
terrified (adj)

Horrified is not included because its meaning is closer to "shocked", not "afraid".

to scare (Spiders scare me.)
to fear (I fear spiders.)
to terrify (Spiders terrify me.)
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Re: scare n frens

Postby kshyaa » Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:34 pm

ok josef, thx for the explanation, got it now. . . .
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