taken back vs taken aback : Common Errors in English

About taken back vs taken aback

When you’re startled by something, you’re taken aback by it. When you’rereminded of something from your past, you’re taken back to that time.

taken back in News

  • Both escaped Salem inmates back in custody

    Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 SALEM – Two inmates who walked away from a correctional facility in Salem Friday night were taken back into custody Saturday afternoon, police said. Tyson McComas, 38 (pictured right), was arrested near Southeast Mildred Lane just after noon after police received a tip from a citizen. Police later arrested 41-year-old ...
    on June 15, 2013 Source: KGW NewsChannel 8 Portland

taken aback in News

  1. Video of Dog Pushing Man in a Wheelchair—Real or Fake?

    Sometimes we come across a video that makes our jaw drop in disbelief. Either we're taken aback by what our eyes see, even if we believe that what we're seeing is real, or we know that it could not possibly be real. That's the case with the latest Trending Now discovery. In a somewhat grainy [...]
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Trending Now via Yahoo! News

  2. Take exception to Harkins’s self-described leadership style

    I was taken aback by the current mayor’s statements regarding his “leadership” style. Let’s take a look at some items from last week’s Star . Speaking of the Town Council, he says “we work in a civil and gentlemanly manner.” That is offensive on so many levels.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Stratford Star

  3. Money, Sex, Power: How To Get Plenty Of One

    What motivates you? This is the question that I often ask when meeting other professionals for the first time. Throughout my career, people have always been somewhat taken aback by the question. After they get over their initial surprise, they proceed to add to the endless assortment of responses I’ve heard, such as family, career success, freedom, boating, and even horse riding music. Yes, that ...
    on June 7, 2013 Source: Forbes

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