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  1. Junior Member
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    #1

    His accident rocked me

    Can I say this in English? Does it sound natural?

    1. His accident rocked me.
    2. His accident rocked me to my foundations.
    3. I was totally rocked by his terrible accident.

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    #2

    Re: t o rock

    Yes, you can use 'rock' in this manner.

    #1 is okay.
    #2 is okay (minus the 's' on 'foundation'), but I think 'to my core' sounds more natural than 'to my foundation'.
    #3 doesn't sound very natural to me.
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    #3

    Re: t o rock

    Foundation, even without the -s, doesn't sound very natural to me. Core is better.

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