Results 1 to 2 of 2
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Armenian
      • Home Country:
      • Armenia
      • Current Location:
      • Armenia

    • Join Date: Apr 2014
    • Posts: 251
    • Post Thanks / Like


    What do you think which of the following words convey the meaning of the underlined word?
    1. Extraordinary, unusual ...
    2. surprising, astonishing
    "In the year 1810, a case of living inhumation happened in France, attended with circumstances which go far to warrant the assertion that truth is, indeed, stranger than fiction."

    And what about "fiction"? Do you think it is about literature or just something that has been fabricated?

  1. Tarheel's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Jun 2014
    • Posts: 7,722
    • Post Thanks / Like

    Re: strange=astonishing?

    Any of those adjectives can be used to apply to strange or stranger (as an adjective). Also, you don't need to ask about definitions here. (There is, and other online dictionaries.) However, "fiction" applies to literature as well as real life (as something that is made up, fabricated, not true.)

Similar Threads

  1. [Grammar] Strange for me & Strange to me
    By Anne59 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-Nov-2013, 15:47
  2. "quite a astonishing"
    By Odessa Dawn in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-Oct-2012, 11:49
  3. strange
    By ju.ilkyu in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 25-Jun-2011, 20:47
  4. [Vocabulary] strange to or for me?
    By Will17 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 21-May-2011, 12:40
  5. doubling an astonishing three times
    By unpakwon in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 22-Apr-2008, 19:53


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts