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    Default I stayed surprised

    Dear friends...

    Could you comment on the correctness of the following sentence?

    I stayed surprised.

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    Default Re: I stayed surprised

    It is grammatically correct and logically possible, but it might not mean what you think it does. What is the context?

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    Default Re: I stayed surprised

    There's no context actually.

    but...how about this one?

    I stayed surprised. They were all talking about the accident.

    I am not sure whether 'I stayed' means 'I faked' or 'It got me good, really, it was a big surprise'.

    Thank you for commenting!

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    Default Re: I stayed surprised

    Neither. It means you were surprised and did not stop being surprised.
    You can use:
    “I pretended to be surprised” (faked)
    “I was really surprised” (very surprised)

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    Default Re: I stayed surprised

    It's a possible sentence, but it sounds unnatural to me with just the context you've given.
    Last edited by Tdol; 21-Jan-2011 at 11:11.

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    Default Re: I stayed surprised

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    It's a possible sentence, but it sounds unnatural to me with just the context you've given.
    I stayed surprised. It was actually too much for me to digest in a few hours.

    Is it fine?

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    Default Re: I stayed surprised

    Good point!

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    Default Re: I stayed surprised

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
    surpised ... is an emotion which ... leaves ... quickly.
    (I am not sure this is always true)

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