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    Shocking

    Hi, when I hate some things, can I describe it as "shocking things" to me ?
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    Re: Shocking

    Quote Originally Posted by crazYgeeK View Post
    Hi, when I hate some things, can I describe it as "shocking things" to me ?
    Thank you.
    Firstly, you can't describe "it" (singular) as "shocking things" (plural).

    Secondly, do you mean "when I hate something" (something is one word)?

    Thirdly - can you give us an example of how you would use "shocking..." to describe something you hate? Imagine that you hate cats. Can you give me a sentence to explain that but using the "shocking..." phrase that you want to know about?

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    Re: Shocking

    You could if, as the American Heritage Dictionary defines "shocking" as "highly disturbing emotionally" or "highly offensive, distasteful", something affects you in that way. But things someone hates are not necessarily shocking.
    Last edited by billmcd; 11-Jun-2010 at 21:31. Reason: typo

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    Re: Shocking

    Usually "shocking" means surprising, something that you didn't expect. It can be a good surprise or a bad surprise. You can use "shocking" in reference to something that you find hateful if you add an appropriate adjective in your response.

    For example:
    "I thought the shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock's film Psycho was shocking and disturbing."

    "I am shocked and angered when I hear people make racist remarks in casual conversation."

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