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    it is quite a revelation/was revealed/

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    1. It is quite a revelatuion, I never knew he played the piano so well.

    It is quite a revelation = It is a sensational disclosure = Well, that’s news.

    2. This was revealed in a latter written some time ago.

    was revealed = was disclosed = came to light

    3. He didn’t reveal his feelings.

    reveal = disclose = show

    4. The truth was revealed quite by accident.

    was revealed = was disclosed

    5. She revealed the secrets to us.

    revealed = disclosed

    6. He revealed to us that he had been ill for years.

    7. The document revealed her to be a conscious employee.

    8. Why don't you reveal your thoughts to me?

    9. Drawing back the curtain, they revealed the sleeping newly-married couple.

    Thank you for your efforts.



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    Re: it is quite a revelation/was revealed/

    I feel 'sensational' might be a bit strong in the first.

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