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Difference among scare, scary, frighten, frightening, frightened



 
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Difference among scare, scary, frighten, frightening, frightened #1 (permalink) Tue Jan 26, 2010 15:30 pm   Difference among scare, scary, frighten, frightening, frightened
 

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ESL/EFL Test #786 "Very Scary: Word Usage (1)", question 3

I am ......... of spiders. I know they do a lot of good by keeping the insect population low, but I still don't like them.

(a) frightening
(b) frighten
(c) frightened
(d) fright

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #786 "Very Scary: Word Usage (1)", answer 3

I am frightened of spiders. I know they do a lot of good by keeping the insect population low, but I still don't like them.

Correct answer: (c) frightened
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I want to know what is the difference among scare, scary, frighten, frightening, frightened

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Difference among scare, scary, frighten, frightening, frightened #2 (permalink) Tue Jan 26, 2010 17:41 pm   Difference among scare, scary, frighten, frightening, frightened
 

Hello
scared is an adective.
e.g. I am scared of the dinosaure.
Scary is an adjective.
e.g. It's a scary dinosaur.
Frighten is a verb.
e.g. My brother usually tries to frighten me in the dark.
Frightened is an adjective.
e.g. I was frightened of the enormous dinosaur.
Frightening is also an adjective.
e.g. The enormous dinosaur is frightening.

Hope that will help.

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