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I think it is absolutely....that people climb mountains without oxygen.
The given answer is 'amazing' but i see 'tiring is fine too.
what about you?
Thanks in advance
a) I think it is surprising that people climb mountains without oxygen.
b) I think it is tiring that people climb mountains without oxygen.
c) I think it is unusual that people climb mountains without oxygen.
d) I think it is amazing that people climb mountains without oxygen.
Which sentence does not sound correct to you??????
In case it may help:
used for adding force to a strong adjective which is not usually used with 'very', or to a verb expressing strong emotion It's absolutely impossible to work with all this noise.
The food was absolutely disgusting/delicious.
I absolutely loathe/adore jazz
Would you say It is very tiring or it is very amazing?
Neither a teacher nor a native English speaker.
I have a totally different opinion about this.
Yes, "absolutely tiring" is not a normal combination, but that's not the point.
The writer is referring to the effect that the knowledge that people climb mountains has on him/her.
I do not get tired hearing that someone else ran a marathon.
It is tiring TO run a marathon.
It is not tiring TO ME to hear that people run a marathon.
I may be surprised to hear people enjoy running marathons, but I'm not tired to hear it.
Rewrite the original sentences as "It is absolutely ____ to me" instead of "I think it is absolutely ____" and this becomes even more clear.
It is absolutely surprising to me that
It is absolutely tiring to me that
It is absolutely unusual to me that
It is absolutely amazing to me that
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.