Surprising or surprised ?????

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M_rudky
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Dear all,

Which one is correct in Formal English?

1. Surprised to me, she........

2. Surprising to me, she.......

Please answer me.

Thank you in advance.

Your trully, Rudky
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Cybercypher
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On 03 Jul 2002, you wrote in misc.education.language.english:

[q1]> Dear all,[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> Which one is correct in Formal English?[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> 1. Surprised to me, she........[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> 2. Surprising to me, she.......[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> Please answer me.[/q1]

I assume that this means you want e-mail.

Only #2 is correct English.

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Tchirl. Grammar 1: Internalized rules for the spoken language. Grammar 2: Formal rules for the
written language. Grammar 1 does not equal Grammar 2.
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Britt Nolan
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Number 2 is correct. Number 1 is not.

And it's "yours truly"

M_RUDKY wrote:

[q1]> Dear all,[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> Which one is correct in Formal English?[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> 1. Surprised to me, she........[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> 2. Surprising to me, she.......[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> Please answer me.[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> Thank you in advance.[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> Your trully, Rudky[/q1]
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Britt Nolan
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But the most clear way to say it might be, "To my surprise, she..."

Britt Nolan wrote:

[q1]> Number 2 is correct. Number 1 is not.[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> And it's "yours truly"[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> M_RUDKY wrote:[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q2]> > Dear all,[/q2]
[q2]> >[/q2]
[q2]> > Which one is correct in Formal English?[/q2]
[q2]> >[/q2]
[q2]> > 1. Surprised to me, she........[/q2]
[q2]> >[/q2]
[q2]> > 2. Surprising to me, she.......[/q2]
[q2]> >[/q2]
[q2]> > Please answer me.[/q2]
[q2]> >[/q2]
[q2]> > Thank you in advance.[/q2]
[q2]> >[/q2]
[q2]> > Your trully, Rudky[/q2]
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M_rudky
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Thank Britt Nolan and CyberCypher for your answers.

Britt Nolan <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected] l.com>...
[q1]> But the most clear way to say it might be, "To my surprise, she..."[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> Britt Nolan wrote:[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q2]> > Number 2 is correct. Number 1 is not.[/q2]
[q2]> >[/q2]
[q2]> > And it's "yours truly"[/q2]
[q2]> >[/q2]
[q2]> > M_RUDKY wrote:[/q2]
[q2]> >[/q2]
[q3]> > > Dear all,[/q3]
[q3]> > >[/q3]
[q3]> > > Which one is correct in Formal English?[/q3]
[q3]> > >[/q3]
[q3]> > > 1. Surprised to me, she........[/q3]
[q3]> > >[/q3]
[q3]> > > 2. Surprising to me, she.......[/q3]
[q3]> > >[/q3]
[q3]> > > Please answer me.[/q3]
[q3]> > >[/q3]
[q3]> > > Thank you in advance.[/q3]
[q3]> > >[/q3]
[q3]> > > Your trully, Rudky[/q3]
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