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    #1

    Help!Emergent! Is the use of "scary" ok?

    Hi,
    In the following sentence
    It's very scary to hear ghostly voices at midnight.

    Is the word " scary" accepted here?

    Many thanks!

    Paula

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    #2

    Re: Help!Emergent! Is the use of "scary" ok?

    It's the 'scary to hear' part that sounds awkward to me.

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    #3

    Re: Help!Emergent! Is the use of "scary" ok?

    Would 'frightening' be a good replacement? or would it still sound awkward?

    For the particular example, I would use the passive form and say "I'm scared to...". That's just me though. I don't know what the teachers would think of it.
    Last edited by HaraKiriBlade; 17-Jun-2005 at 19:18.

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    Re: Help!Emergent! Is the use of "scary" ok?

    EX: It's very scary to hear ghostly voices at midnight.

    If we change it back into its original form,

    To hear ghostly voices at midnight is very scary.

    It works just fine. So, I'll be changing my view: It's fine.

    'frightening' works too.

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