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    khurdull is offline Newbie
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    Smile I was paralyzed by the color of your hair.

    I was paralyzed by the color of your hair.

    Does this make sense?? Is it okay for the sentence not to contain "I was +to + verb" - form?

    Thank you :)

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    Re: I was paralyzed by the color of your hair.

    Paralysis seems like rather an extreme reaction to hair color, but the sentence is constructed correctly.
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    Re: I was paralyzed by the color of your hair.

    Quote Originally Posted by khurdull View Post

    Thank you. :)
    Not for the first time: do not use a home-made smiley to replace a standard punctuation mark.

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    Re: I was paralyzed by the color of your hair.

    I was flabbergasted by ... would be good in your context. It doesn't mean the same thing as the original, though.

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    Re: I was paralyzed by the color of your hair.

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    I was flabbergasted by ... would be good in your context. It doesn't mean the same thing as the original, though.
    I have never seen that word but wow I'll make a use of it. It looks nice.

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    Re: I was paralyzed by the color of your hair.

    I think 'dumbfounded by' also works.
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    Re: I was paralyzed by the color of your hair.

    Try "stunned".

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    Re: I was paralyzed by the color of your hair.

    Use "shocked". Using "paralyzed" in this case makes you sound like a non-native.

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    Re: I was paralyzed by the color of your hair.

    I found an example which may explain why the OP used 'paralyzed'.

    '(figurative) She stood there, paralysed with fear.'—quoted from http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionarie...e#paralyse__12
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    Re: I was paralyzed by the color of your hair.

    How can someone's hair color cause such intense fear that someone is paralyzed? That's the question.

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