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    "Turn my body towards the window and the wall. Let me lie on my back sometimes. I’ve never liked to lie on my side. Turn me so that my wounds don’t open up from lying."

    Does the last sentence make sense? It's supposed to mean that lying could cause the person's wounds to open up, which is why she wants to be turned.

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    Default Re: From lying

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    "Turn my body towards the window and the wall. Let me lie on my back sometimes. I’ve never liked to lie on my side. Turn me so that my wounds don’t open up from lying."

    Does the last sentence make sense? It's supposed to mean that lying could cause the person's wounds to open up, which is why she wants to be turned.

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    Yes. you can remove "from lying" and it still makes sense.

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    Default Re: From lying

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    "Turn my body towards the window and the wall. Let me lie on my back sometimes. I’ve never liked to lie on my side. Turn me so that my wounds don’t open up from lying."

    Does the last sentence make sense? It's supposed to mean that lying could cause the person's wounds to open up, which is why she wants to be turned.

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    Yes, it makes sense. The person could have said, "Turn me so that my wounds don’t open up from lying in the same position for too long."
    But the sense is obvious from the context. That's how you get bed sores, and both the speaker and hearer know this.


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