Posted by John on Thursday, April 16, 2009 at 9:40pm.
1. The movie was scary.
2. The movie was scared.
(Which one is right?)
3. He was scary to them.
4. He was scared by them.
(Are both OK?)
5. She was scared at a lizard.
6. She scared at a lizard.
7. She was scary at a lizard.
8. She was scary to a lizard.
(What about the four sentences? Which ones are OK?)
- English - Kara, Thursday, April 16, 2009 at 9:48pm
1) The movies was scary
3 & 4 both correct
5 & 8 sound the best
- English - PsyDAG, Friday, April 17, 2009 at 12:42pm
Scary is an adjective modifying the subject. Scared is a verb.
5 would be better as "She was scared by a lizard." It indicated that she was frightened.
8 indicates that the lizard was frightened.
A similar relationship exists with 3 and 4. In 3, they were frightened, and in 4, he was frightened.
I hope this helps a little more. Thanks for asking.
Answer This Question
More Related Questions
- English - 1. The dog scared the boy. 2. The boy was scared of the dog. 2-1. The ...
- English - 1. I saw two movies: one was a scary movie and the other was a comedy...
- English - 1. Look at the scared boy. 2. Look at the scary monster. 3. Look at ...
- Algebra 2 - 2/3 of the children at a school are scared of snakes, 1/3 are scared...
- English - 1. The monster is scary. 2. The monster is scaring. 3. He is scared to...
- Plays - Suppose something like this is in the script of a dramatic scene: MARY.[...
- English - Here are some more sentences I'd like you to check. Thank you very ...
- check please - i think its nervous Which word in the sentence is the predicate ...
- English - 1. Shall we have some pizza at the pizza house? 2. Shall we have some ...
- English - Can you help me check this paragraph? Thanks 1) When I was a child, I ...