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    dark and darkened

    Dear teachers,

    Please read the following sentence:

    She remembered her as a small child, bright red and darkened with rage if she was refused something.
    My question is: Can I use "dark" to replace "darkened"?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.
    Jiang

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    Exclamation Re: dark and darkened

    Quote Originally Posted by jiang View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Please read the following sentence:

    She remembered her as a small child, bright red and darkened with rage if she was refused something.
    My question is: Can I use "dark" to replace "darkened"?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.
    Jiang
    No, the meaning will be different. Here, darkened with rage is an adjective phrase and darkened as the past participle of verb ‘darken’ is modifying the noun ‘rage’, which means: her rage(anger) grows dark or deeper. Where as 'dark with rage' simply implies deep anger.
    Last edited by sarat_106; 08-Jan-2010 at 03:44.

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