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Is it possible to say
I had my fingers sandwiched between the train doors
I had my fingers caught between the train doors.
Thanks in advance.
I think the meaning is clear.
The usual expression is to have your fingers trapped between doors.
No, not more clearly. It is understandable, but it uses imaginative language.
It is more interesting to use sandwiched inthe sentence, which is really vivid.
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)?
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.
Neither sandwiched nor caught reflects the pain experienced when your fingers are trapped.