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Question : They were all shocked at his failure in the competition.

                A. were shocked at all                                              B. had all shocked at
                C. had all shocked by                                               D. had been all shocked on
                E. No correction required


Please help me with this and also with proper explanation guys.


asked Dec 12 '11 at 05:26 Sndp New member

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Why couldn't "by" have been used as a replacement for "at"?

link answered Dec 12 '11 at 21:50 Philippe Patry New member

'By' sounds better to my native ear. KimberlyDec 12 '11 at 22:39

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E. No correction required.

link answered Dec 14 '11 at 06:47 Rino Pedro New member

Could you tell me why? SndpDec 15 '11 at 13:52

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