I was paralyzed by the color of your hair.

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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?

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Paralysis seems like rather an extreme reaction to hair color, but the sentence is constructed correctly.
 

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

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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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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. :shock:
 

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I think 'dumbfounded by' also works.
 

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Try "stunned".
 

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

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

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I think it is not intense fear but intense surprise.
 

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We don't usually associate "surprise" with "paralysis". It's possible but it's not the first thing that comes to mind. Other things would come first like "speechless", "shocked", "stunned" etc.
 

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I'm sorry to make that sentence. I exactly know what paralyze means. I was just trying to be romantic there. :roll:
 

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If the speaker likes the unusual colour of the hair in question, he/she might say "I was awestruck/fascinated/captivated by the colour of your hair". If he/she doesn't like it, then "I was horrified/appalled/disgusted by the colour of your hair". A few words spring to mind that could be used in either situation - dumbstruck/left speechless/taken aback.
 

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I'm sorry to make that sentence. I exactly know what paralyze means. I was just trying to be romantic there. :roll:
There's nothing romantic about it. You probably meant 'creative'.
 
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