Skip to main content

Reply to "Very wonderful"

Thank you very much, Amy.

This sentence is a test item which asks to identify the incorrect English usage among the four choices:

The audience was (A) carried away (B) by the very wonderful (C) performance of the soloist (D).

I looked up the word audience in Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary and saw that both singular/plural verbs can be used. Therefore, A can't be a mistake. carried away is OK too, although, as you said, it sounds more like " overly excited" than "greatly excited". Hence, B is not a mistake, either. I don't think there's anything wrong with the soloist. As a result, I can't think of anything else except C. The only explanation I can think of is the use of very after wonderful.

I don't know the answer key for this. That's why I am confused.

What do you think again about this issue, Amy?

Many thanks.
Last edited by tonyck