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    Does the following make sense to mean "the wound deeply damaged to make the skin caved in ?


    - The dog has a dent in its head from the disease.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paris 06 View Post
    Does the following make sense to mean "the wound deeply damaged to make the skin caved in ?


    - The dog has a dent in its head from the disease.
    I am not a teacher.

    It almost works, but I think of a dent as something caused by impact. "Depression" is better, to my ear.

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    But note that a wound and disease are not the same thing (an impact or disease may cause wound), and a wound is not itself damaged.
    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.

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