Grammar Patterns

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The 'surprise' group

These nouns refer to feelings that someone has when something happens.
Many sufferers find to their delight that in their late forties and fifties their symptoms gradually recede.
To his dismay, the public response was one of indifference.
And rather to my surprise I was elected.
  • to my alarm
  • to my amazement
  • to my amusement
  • to my astonishment
  • to my chagrin
  • to my consternation
  • to my delight
  • to my disappointment
  • to my disgust
  • to my dismay
  • to my embarrassment
  • to my frustration
  • to my horror
  • to my joy
  • to my relief
  • to my shame
  • to my surprise
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