A mystery is a situation in which there are a lot of questions raised or something is secret.
- Why is he acting that way? It’s a mystery.
- With each passing day, the mystery deepened.
- Eventually, this mystery will be solved.
- A lot of mystery surrounds this group of people.
- There’s too much mystery and very few facts for investigators to go on. (to go on = use information)
A mystery is also a book, usually fiction, in which there’s secrecy, suspense, and–perhaps– murder.
- Have you read any good mysteries lately?
- Stephen King is a famous writer of mysteries.
- It’s hard for some people to put down a good mystery.
- A good mystery novel is a real page-turner. (You can’t stop reading it because it’s so interesting.)
The word "mysterious" is an adjective:
- Their behavior is very mysterious.
- Some mysterious information just came to light.
- A mysterious man walking around our neighborhood was reported to the police.
- The witness gave a mysterious answer to the question.
The word "mysteriously" is an adverb:
- Why is she behaving so mysteriously?
- The man mysteriously vanished.
- These people seemed to appear mysteriously out of nowhere.
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This page was published on March 31, 2017.