Grammar Patterns

ADJ to-inf

The 'astonished' group

These adjectives indicate that someone is surprised or puzzled by the event or situation indicated in the to-infinitive clause. The to-infinitive clause often indicates that someone hears, sees, or finds out something.
Passengers will be astonished to learn that the driver of a train cannot speak to them over the tannoy system in an emergency.
They were puzzled to find the kitchen door locked.
  • astonished
  • astounded
  • bemused
  • flabbergasted
  • interested
  • intrigued
  • puzzled
  • surprised
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