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    Hello.

    Is it possible to say

    I had my fingers sandwiched between the train doors

    instead of

    I had my fingers caught between the train doors.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: sandwich

    Quote Originally Posted by yamadew View Post
    Hello.

    Is it possible to say

    I had my fingers sandwiched between the train doors I wouldn't say that.
    "caught" strongly suggests that you can't remove your fingers from between the doors. "sandwiched" doesn't suggest that to me.
    I had my fingers caught between the train doors.

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    Re: sandwich

    I think the meaning is clear.

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    #4

    Re: sandwich

    The usual expression is to have your fingers trapped between doors.

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    Re: sandwich

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    I think the meaning is clear.
    Do you mean that sandwiched conveys the meaning more clearly so that sandwiched can be used in this situation?

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    Re: sandwich

    No, not more clearly. It is understandable, but it uses imaginative language.

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    #7

    Re: sandwich

    It is more interesting to use sandwiched inthe sentence, which is really vivid.

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    Re: sandwich

    I think it depends on exactly what you are trying to say. Are you speaking about the position of your fingers in regard to the door (in which case 'sandwiched' is fine), or about your fingers being stuck (in which case 'caught' would better describe the situation)?

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    Re: sandwich

    I really appreciate all the responses.

    In fact, one of my students composed the sentence and have hesitated how to correct it.

    Thank you very much again.

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    #10

    Re: sandwich

    Neither sandwiched nor caught reflects the pain experienced when your fingers are trapped.

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