Which of these two sentences is correct and why


Robert is completely absorbed in his new book




Robert is completely interested in his new bookk

asked Jul 18 '11 at 18:55 Graciela New member

I am stomping my foot on this one, I can't figure it out, wish I could. The adverb ‘completely’ modifies the verb ‘absorbed’ in the first sentence and ‘interested’ in the second. It’s a great question, I’m going to “up” it one in hopes of drawing attention to it—cause now, I have the same question as you. Todd McQuageJul 19 '11 at 00:11

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The first one is correct, because if you say "completely", you want to underline smth really importamt for you in particular sentence, so if you use the verb "interested in", that'd mean that he's not completely "in" this book. it could even mean that he hasn't got that book yet...but he wishes he had....

link comment answered Jul 19 '11 at 19:40 Kovalenko Galyna New member

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