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    A frisson of excitement - collocations

    I've been wondering in what collocations the expression can be used - are any of these correct?

    1. As he was about to open the envelope, a frisson of excitement was running through him.
    2. A frisson of excitement could be visible on her face.
    3. A frisson of excitement about a new job.
    4. As the lights went out, everyone felt a sudden frisson of excitement.

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    Re: A frisson of excitement - collocations

    Quote Originally Posted by ChessEnthusiast View Post
    I've been wondering in what collocations the expression can be used - are any of these correct?

    1. As he was about to open the envelope, a frisson of excitement was running ran through him.
    2. A frisson of excitement could be visible on her face. Use either "could be seen" or "was visible".
    3. A frisson of excitement about a new job. This is not a complete sentence.
    4. As the lights went out, everyone felt a sudden frisson of excitement.
    See above.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: A frisson of excitement - collocations

    As for point 3:
    As days turned into months, the frisson of excitement about her new job finally subsided.

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    Re: A frisson of excitement - collocations

    That doesn't work for me. A "frisson" is short, temporary; it doesn't last days or months. Someone might have a frisson of excitement (or fear) as they travel to their first day of a new job.
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    Re: A frisson of excitement - collocations

    The French word frisson means "shiver". Unlike many borrowed words, English has retained its usage pattern while forgetting its precise meaning in the original language.
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