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Which expression is correct in this context:
There was no doubt in my mind that I had broken my leg. The excruciating flash of pain and the sickening _______________ of the bone told me the ugly truth.
1) crunch or
Please advise and explain. Thank you!
If I had to choose one, "crack" comes closest to what I imagine a breaking bone sounds like. Personally, I would use "snap".
Last edited by emsr2d2; 24-May-2012 at 19:42.
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I agree - it's a horrible question. It depends on the nature of the injury. There are crushing injuries, where "crunch" might be right, and there are other injuries where a "snap" or "crack" would be right. How could a test taker guess what type of injury the test creator had in mind?
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.