We know that the verb inundate (a mostly formal verb,) means:
To overwhelm someone with things or people to be dealt with. For instance:
- We've been inundated with complaints from listeners.
- I'm inundated with lots of phone calls today.
But the question is that whether it would sound natural in a not formal case such as everyday normal speeches to say i.e:
- (InT) I am inundated with lots of tasks.
- (T) -- Yesterday, my boss inundated me with tons of tasks.
Do they sound normal and idiomatic in everyday speech? If not, please let me know that what shall I use instead?
Meanwhile, I doubt if the verb can be used in an active form and according to the definitions it seems that you usually use it in a passive form. Do you confirm it?