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    Hello

    I found the following sentences.

    1) Mary gave a cry of surprise.
    2) She uttered a cry of joy.

    Questin 1
    Are these expressions commonly used, or formal?
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    How can I rewrite 1) and 2) ? Would you give me some expressions?

    Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered Lina
    Hello

    I found the following sentences.

    1) Mary gave a cry of surprise.
    2) She uttered a cry of joy.

    Questin 1
    Are these expressions commonly used, or formal?
    Question2
    How can I rewrite 1) and 2) ? Would you give me some expressions?
    They could be either formal or informal. Yes, those sort of expressions are commonly used, and certainly they are commonly understood.

    1) Mary excitedly expressed her surprise.
    Mary shrieked in surprise.
    2) Mary shouted with joy.
    "Whee!" said Mary, making a joyful sound.


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    "Hura" is a cry of joy.

    Hura! We won the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuangpi
    "Hura" is a cry of joy.
    That is true, altho it is usually spelled hurrah.

    Quote Originally Posted by tuangpi
    Hura! We won the game.
    Yay!


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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    That is true, altho it is usually spelled hurrah.

    Yay!


    Ooops! And thank you, Ron!

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