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    the sea is very wavy

    Shall I say the sea is very wavy if I want to describe the wave of the sea go up and down sharply ?

    Is the structure of the above sentence correct?


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    Re: the sea is very wavy

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    Shall I say the sea is very wavy if I want to describe the wave of the sea go up and down sharply ?

    Is the structure of the above sentence correct?


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    The structure is fine but the collocation isn't a natural one. I think more common collocations for the sea are choppy or rough. You could also say, "The sea was angry that day."

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    Re: the sea is very wavy

    Wavy | Define Wavy at Dictionary.com

    2. abounding in or characterized by waves: the wavy sea.



    Two thumbs up for a Seinfeld reference^^

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    Re: the sea is very wavy

    Hmmm... I guess it always seemed a little redundant to me, like the cloudy clouds or the bouncy trampoline. I guess a wavy sea could describe a sea with a lot of waves that aren't dangerous or threatening.

    Anyway, I conducted a highly scientific experiment and I think the results speak for themselves (that people just copy whatever they see on TV). From googlefight.com:

    choppy sea: 99,500 results
    wavy sea: 266,000 results
    rough sea: 510,000 results
    angry sea: 1,200,000 results

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