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saj
 
Reply Mon 20 Jul, 2009 02:29 pm
why can you say "she was frightened" but you cannot say "the film was frightened"
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Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Mon 20 Jul, 2009 02:34 pm
@saj,
Because "frightened" means to feel fear and movies can't feel fear. You could use "frightening" for the film, because "frightening" means to cause fear.

So a person can be frightened or frightening but a movie can't be frightened.
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