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    Cool Overcome with fear/ Fear come over me?

    Hello amigos!

    I was overcome with fear/ Fear came over me when I spotted the beast.

    Do they have the same implication in this sentence?

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    Sam

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    Re: Overcome with fear/ Fear come over me?

    Quote Originally Posted by sambistapt View Post
    Hello amigos!

    I was overcome with fear/ Fear came over me when I spotted the beast.

    Do they have the same implication in this sentence?

    Thanks,

    Sam
    "I was overcome with fear when I spotted the beast" is a better sentence.
    "Fear came over me..." is ok but I think that it is a bit clumsy.

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    Re: Overcome with fear/ Fear come over me?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "I was overcome with fear when I spotted the beast" is a better sentence.
    "Fear came over me..." is ok but I think that it is a bit clumsy.
    I wouldn't say 'clumsy' exactly; I just think 'overcome' is a more appropriate word in this context. But I think sambistapt may well be right in thinking there's a link between "A is overcome by B" and "B comes over A".

    b

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