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Use of "formidable?"

Lorie R.C1Kwiziq community member

Use of "formidable?"

For the very first sentence, I used "formidable" instead of "excellent" and this was not accepted as correct. Is this word out of fashion? Or just used in certain contexts? Thanks for your help!

Asked 2 years ago
Jim J.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Hi Lorie,

It is a question of context.

"Excellent" takes a sense of parfait, beau, bon  --  more fitting of a romantic situation. 

"Formidable" takes a sense of extraordinaire, fantastique   --  more a description of some show or event or entertainment.

This is why I believe, reading the text, "excellent" is most apt.

This is how I see it  --  hope it helps.

Jim

Use of "formidable?"

For the very first sentence, I used "formidable" instead of "excellent" and this was not accepted as correct. Is this word out of fashion? Or just used in certain contexts? Thanks for your help!

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