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ESL forum > Grammar and Linguistics > Which option is correct?     

Which option is correct?



Kate (kkcat)
Russian Federation

Which option is correct?
 
Hello my dear colleagues!
I don īt seem to know which option is good one in this sentence:

The mother in law, frequently of horrific ... , and usually either about to visit, is still a favourite butt of this kind of humour.

1-sight
2-view
3-appearance

I would go for 1...but is it right?
Taken from a text about the stereotypes.

THANK YOU in ADVANCE! :)

15 Sep 2011      



zehraperihan
Turkey

Hi, I think because of the "of" the answer should be "appearance". But, I īm not sure... bye...

15 Sep 2011     



maker1
Turkey

if the butt is not misspelt then sight seems to be the correct option.

15 Sep 2011     



Kate (kkcat)
Russian Federation

lol I know that the ībutt ī word sounds funny in there. However, this word does have another meaning Big smile
" be the butt of sb īs jokes " to be a person who is joked about or laughed at
He was fed up with being the butt of their jokes (Cambride Dictionary)


15 Sep 2011     



Jayho
Australia

Hi Kate

I thought this was a strange context and wondered myself so I googled it and found it in an article about cartoons so now it makes sense in that context.
 
 
Cheers
 
Jayho

16 Sep 2011     



yanogator
United States

Definitely "appearance". If it were "sight", that would mean that she had very bad vision, and even then we wouldn īt use the adjective "horrific".
 
Bruce

16 Sep 2011     



Zora
Canada

I agree with Bruce. It should be "appearance".

16 Sep 2011     



Kate (kkcat)
Russian Federation

thank you Hug

16 Sep 2011