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mimi2

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vietnam vietnamese
Hi,
Can I say,
“Polly has a mixture between fear and excitement.”
Thanks
 
  • bibliolept

    Senior Member
    AE, Español
    I'd say "felt/experienced a mixture of fear and excitement" or "felt/experienced something between fear and excitement" or "both fear and excitement."

    It seem peculiar to say both "mixture" and "between." Either you have two separate concepts combined or you talk about one thing that lies between the two.
     

    Dimcl

    Senior Member
    Canadian English
    Hi,
    Can I say,
    “Polly has a mixture between fear and excitement.”
    Thanks
    Hi Mimi.;) As Biblio said, this doesn't work. For me, it doesn't work because we don't know what it's a mixture of. If you said "Polly has a mixture of emotions between fear and excitement" it would work for me.
     

    nichec

    Senior Member
    Chinese(Taiwan)/English(AE)
    I would just say "Polly is both afraid and excited." (Why is everyone using past tense? Mimi used "has" in her example, no?)
     
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