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    Tan Elaine is offline Key Member
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    Default Which word in bold should I use?

    Dexter was transfixed by the wonderful/wondrous sight.

    Which word in bold should I use?

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Which word in bold should I use?

    Both are okay

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    Default Re: Which word in bold should I use?

    A better thread title would have been wonderful/wondrous.

    You can use either.

    Wondrous has a more literary feel to it.

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    Default Re: Which word in bold should I use?

    "Wonderful" is often used as a superlative form of "great" so to really emphasize that it caused wonder, I would choose "wondrous."

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