To frighten someone is to cause fear. It’s very similar to the word "scare."
(Listen to your teacher talk about the pronunciation of this word before going to the sentences below.)
- The thunder and lightening frightened the children.
- The children were frightened by the storm. (This sentence is in the passive voice, past tense.)
- What are some things that frighten you?
- Naveed says he’s frightened by the men in the neighboring village.
- Tilda is frightened by large dogs.
- A woman on our street was frightening everyone who passed by her house. (The verb "frighten" is in the past continuous tense in this sentence.)
- Many people enjoy being frightened when they watch scary movies.
- Nothing frightens or surprises Joe anymore. He has seen it all. (He’s an old man and he has seen many frightening and surprising things.)
- A man walked into the store with a gun and frightened all the shoppers.
The mouse frightened her.
You can use the words "frightened" or "frightening" as adjectives:
- The frightened children began crying as the thunder became louder.
- The storm was frightening.
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February 7, 2013