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    repeated astonish's

    To my astonishment, he was not astonished at the news we all think astonishing.

    This sentence is taken from my textbook as a fill-in-blank exercise, with three astonish's repeated. Does this sentence sound natural to native speakers? Or do native English teachers design exercises like this?

    Thank you in advance.
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    Re: repeated astonish's

    Quote Originally Posted by joham View Post
    To my astonishment, he was not astonished at the news we all think astonishing.

    This sentence is taken from my textbook as a fill-in-blank exercise, with three astonish's repeated. Does this sentence sounds natural to native speakers? Or do native English teachers design exercises like this?

    Thank you in advance.
    No, it does not sound natural. I doubt whether any native English teacher would design an exercise like that.

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    Re: repeated astonish's

    Quote Originally Posted by joham View Post
    To my astonishment, he was not astonished at the news we all think astonishing.

    This sentence is taken from my textbook as a fill-in-blank exercise, with three astonish's repeated. Does this sentence sounds natural to native speakers? Or do native English teachers design exercises like this?

    Thank you in advance.
    To my astonishment, he was not astounded by the news we all think amazing.

    .......sounds more like something a native speaker might write.

    buggles (not a teacher)

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