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    Smile oohed and aahed/wowed

    All the visitors wowed/oohed and aahed as they admired the breathtaking scenery.


    Do wowed as well as oohed and aahed convey about the same idea in the above to you? Are they very colloquial? Thanks.


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    Re: oohed and aahed/wowed

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    All the visitors wowed/oohed and aahed as they admired the breathtaking scenery.


    Does wowed as well as oohed and aahed convey about the same idea in the above to you? Are they very colloquial? Thanks.
    I'm not sure that I've ever heard 'wowed' used like this, A, though there's no reason that it couldn't be. Yes, these wouldn't likely be found in academic papers though they might well appear in newspapers or magazines.

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    #3

    Re: oohed and aahed/wowed

    Thanks, Anglika.
    Got it.


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    Re: oohed and aahed/wowed

    I'm not Anglika, A. :)


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    Re: oohed and aahed/wowed

    :-d


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    Re: oohed and aahed/wowed

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    All the visitors wowed/oohed and aahed as they admired the breathtaking scenery.


    Do wowed as well as oohed and aahed convey about the same idea in the above to you? Are they very colloquial? Thanks.
    I don't think wowed is a direct substitution for oohed and aahed in this context.I would express the sentence in the passive if I used "wowed"

    All the visitors were wowed by the breathtaking scenery.

    "Wowed" can be used in the simple past but it would probably be said this way.

    The breathtaking scenery wowed all the visitors.

    It is the scenery that is impressing the visitors...not the other way around.

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    Smile Re: oohed and aahed/wowed

    Quote Originally Posted by riverkid View Post
    I'm not Anglika, A. :)
    Sorry for mistaking you for Anglika.
    And thanks for your reply, riverkid.

    Quote Originally Posted by Naamplao View Post
    I don't think wowed is a direct substitution for oohed and aahed in this context.I would express the sentence in the passive if I used "wowed"

    All the visitors were wowed by the breathtaking scenery.

    "Wowed" can be used in the simple past but it would probably be said this way.

    The breathtaking scenery wowed all the visitors.

    It is the scenery that is impressing the visitors...not the other way around.
    Thanks, Naamplao, for the sensible correction.

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