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Analyzing Sentences

Each sentence below contains an emotional response verb or a participle derived from an emotional response verb. Decide which highlighted segment is the SOURCE of the emotional response and which is the EXPERIENCER of the emotional response. Clicking on a segment will reveal the answer.

1. Alan Greenspan's news shocked the financial community.
Alan Greespan's news = SOURCE
the financial community = EXPERIENCER

2. The elderly woman was depressed about the theft of her purse.
The elderly woman = EXPERIENCER
the theft of the purse = SOURCE

3. Classical music doesn't please everyone.
Classical music = SOURCE
everyone = EXPERIENCER

4. The prospect of oil drilling in the Alaskan wilderness disturbs many environmentalists.
The prospect of oil drilling in the Alaskan wilderness = SOURCE
many environmentalists = EXPERIENCER