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which verb is the correct one?

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Hi all, thank you for your attention!

In the sentence below, which verb can correctly replace `shudder at`, without adding any further word and keeping all grammar aspects correct?
Most writers would positively shudder at letting the public take a peep behind the scenes.


a)fear
b)react on
c)ignore
d)avoid to
e)object
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qqumm wrote: Sun Dec 10, 2023 11:25 pm Hi all, thank you for your attention!

In the sentence below, which verb can correctly replace `shudder at`, without adding any further word and keeping all grammar aspects correct?
Most writers would positively shudder at letting the public take a peep behind the scenes.


a)fear
b)react on
c)ignore
d)avoid to
e)object
a) fear is grammatically possible but frankly non-idiomatic and meaningless in the context. The others are ungrammatical and/or gobbledygook.
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The correct verb that can replace "shudder at" in the given sentence without adding any further words and keeping all grammar aspects correct is: fear
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Annette Renner wrote: Wed Dec 13, 2023 8:59 am The correct verb that can replace "shudder at" in the given sentence without adding any further words and keeping all grammar aspects correct is: fear
Yes, "fear" can grammatically replace "shudder at", but the resulting sentence is rather strange.
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The verb that can correctly replace "shudder at" in the given sentence without adding any further words and keeping all grammar aspects correct is:

a) fear

So, the modified sentence would be:
"Most writers would positively fear letting the public take a peep behind the scenes."
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Re: which verb is the correct one?

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qqumm wrote: Sun Dec 10, 2023 11:25 pm Hi all, thank you for your attention!

In the sentence below, which verb can correctly replace `shudder at`, without adding any further word and keeping all grammar aspects correct?
Most writers would positively shudder at letting the public take a peep behind the scenes.


a)fear
b)react on
c)ignore
d)avoid to
e)object
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