(someone) was (confused/excited/bored/etc.)

Words that express emotions in English have two forms:

  • A form to describe an object or situation ("confusing")
  • A form to describe your emotion ("confused")

When you're telling a story and want to show people's reactions to the events, you use the second form:

He was really excited to see her.

I was amazed to see her up and walking so soon.

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