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Overcome with emotion vs. overtaken by a car



 
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Overcome with emotion vs. overtaken by a car #1 (permalink) Thu Oct 21, 2004 8:22 am   Overcome with emotion vs. overtaken by a car
 

Test No. incompl/inter-44 "Speaking 1 (At the Theatre)", question 4

Our leading actor is unable to come on the stage at the moment because he is ......... with emotion.

(a) overtaken
(b) overdrawn
(c) overcome
(d) overturned

Test No. incompl/inter-44 "Speaking 1 (At the Theatre)", answer 4

Our leading actor is unable to come on the stage at the moment because he is overcome with emotion.

Correct answer: (c) overcome

Your answer was: incorrect
Our leading actor is unable to come on the stage at the moment because he is overtaken with emotion.
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Overcome #2 (permalink) Thu Oct 21, 2004 11:10 am   Overcome
 

Hi,

Overtaken is used primarily when another car OVERTAKES yours.

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Overcome with emotion vs. overtaken by a car #3 (permalink) Mon Sep 05, 2011 13:47 pm   Overcome with emotion vs. overtaken by a car
 

(he is overcome with emotion)

1)Can you explain why "is" is needed here?? i don't understand this grammar structure.

2)Overcome here means strongly affected by emotion ,right?

but sometimes, overcome means to control something successfully.

but wt's the difference of the usage in these 2 meanings?
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Overcome with emotion vs. overtaken by a car #4 (permalink) Thu Sep 08, 2011 14:42 pm   Overcome with emotion vs. overtaken by a car
 

Hi,

'Overcome' has more than one meaning and suggests that something stronger takes control. The use of 'is' indicates the passive. Active: Emotion overcomes him. Passive: He is overcome with/by emotion.

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