Common Mistakes : Delighted

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Common Mistakes

Common Mistakes : Delighted

adjective

.BAD: When they knew that they had won, they were very delighted
.GOOD: When they knew that they had won, they were absolutely delighted

 

delightful

adjective

.BAD: I know that Dad will be delightful if you can come
.GOOD: I know that Dad will be delighted if you can come

: delightful = (fairly formal) giving great pleasure
.Thank you for such a delightful evening. George and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves

: delighted = extremely pleased
.I’m delighted to hear that you are feeling better

 

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