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    Default embarrassed

    Consider:
    1-I was embarrassed to say that I didn't know the answer to this question.
    2-I was too embarrassed to say that I didn't know the answer to this question.

    In which case:
    a-I did say it but felt embarrassed about it.
    b-I didn't say it because I feared the embarrassment it would cause.
    c-We don't know.

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    Default Re: embarrassed

    Quote Originally Posted by navi
    Consider:
    1-I was embarrassed to say that I didn't know the answer to this question.
    2-I was too embarrassed to say that I didn't know the answer to this question.

    In which case:
    a-I did say it but felt embarrassed about it.
    b-I didn't say it because I feared the embarrassment it would cause.
    c-We don't know.
    For sentence 1, the correct interpretation is a-I did say it but felt embarrassed about it. For sentence 2, the correct interpretation is b-I didn't say it because I feared the embarrassment it would cause.

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    Default Re: embarrassed

    Quote Originally Posted by navi
    Consider:
    1-I was embarrassed to say that I didn't know the answer to this question.
    2-I was too embarrassed to say that I didn't know the answer to this question.

    In which case:
    a-I did say it but felt embarrassed about it.
    b-I didn't say it because I feared the embarrassment it would cause.
    c-We don't know.
    What Ron said. One word makes a big difference. :wink:

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