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    to be taken aback

    Which expressions is more similar in meaning to "to be taken aback"?
    a) to be shocked
    b) to be impressed
    c) to be bowled over


    Does it have a positive or negative meaning?

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    Re: to be taken aback

    This looks like another homework question, dilodi.
    Last edited by bhaisahab; 17-Jul-2013 at 20:31. Reason: Correct small typo.

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    Re: to be taken aback

    Then, I'll reformulate the question...
    In this kind of sentence: "Eva doesn't care what she says. People are often taken aback by her outspoken comments." what's the meaning of "taken aback" among the ones I posted yesterday?

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    Re: to be taken aback

    Quote Originally Posted by dilodi83 View Post
    Then, I'll reformulate the question...
    In this kind of sentence: "Eva doesn't care what she says. People are often taken aback by her outspoken comments." what's the meaning of "taken aback" among the ones I posted yesterday?
    It still looks like homework.

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    Re: to be taken aback

    If your homework assignment is to ascertain the meaning of "to be taken aback", it doesn't matter how many ways you reformulate the question, we won't give you the answer.

    You can look up the definition in many different dictionaries and you are free to do so but your homework must be YOUR work.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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