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    usage of "shock"

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to give me your considered opinion concerning the regularity of the following sentences?

    His arrest was a shock to everybody.

    It was a shock to learn of her death.

    It was a shock learning of her death.

    Her death was a shock to me.

    I am shocked at her untimely death.

    It came as a shock that he had been released from prison.

    Everyone expressed shock at the hijacking.


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    Re: usage of "shock"

    It was a shock learning of her death.
    Learning of her death was a shock sounds better to me.

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