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    burst into tears

    Today, I received an answer to a confusing problem from a professor. I was very happy and almost cried while reading it.
    Is there a way to express this feeling?

    I was very happy and ... while reading your answer.
    I thought about "burst into tears" but not sure if it sounds OK.
    Thank you.

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    Re: burst into tears

    It doesn't work for me. How about tears came to my eyes?

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    Re: burst into tears

    If you only "almost cried", then you didn't actually cry so "burst into tears" definitely isn't appropriate.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: burst into tears

    It brought tears to my eyes?

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    Re: burst into tears

    It almost moved me to tears.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: burst into tears

    If you almost cried —

    'I welled up.'


    Well up

    - Feel tears starting
    - Feel an emotion strongly
    - Experience an emotion or feeling, start to cry
    (UsingEnglish Phrasal Verbs Dictionary)

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    #7

    Re: burst into tears

    It was an answer to a question maybe? (We solve problems. We don't answer them.)

    I might say:

    I was so filled with emotion that tears came to my eyes.

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    #8

    Re: burst into tears

    My eyes 'welled with tears (of joy)' ?

    This covers those situations where you get tears in your eyes, but don't actually start crying.
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