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    urination

    I feel urination.
    Is this correct sentence?

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    Re: urination

    I feel like I have to urinate.

    I have to urinate.

    urinate = verb

    urination = noun
    urine - noun, adj.

    His urination showed he had a urine infection.

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    Re: urination

    Quote Originally Posted by edmondjanet View Post
    I feel urination.
    Is this correct sentence?
    No. If you mean you feel the urge to urinate:
    I'm about to burst.
    I need a toilet/loo/potty break.
    I have to answer the call of nature.

    Less polite:
    I need to take a leak; I have to piss;

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    Re: urination

    Quote Originally Posted by susiedqq View Post
    I feel like I have to urinate.

    I have to urinate.

    urinate = verb

    urination = noun
    urine - noun, adj.

    His urination showed he had a urine infection.
    It's the urine, (not the urination,) that would show that he had a urinary tract infection.

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    Re: urination

    Oops! yes, you are correct rique.

    Try this:

    Urination became difficult for him so he went to the doctor.

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    Re: urination

    I will tell you this...no one typically expresses this unless they know the people they're talking to. Then, assuming it's ok to say, we would *not* say "I need to urinate" -- that sounds like you're talking to a doctor.

    We would say:
    "I need to pee"
    "I need to go"
    "I'm about to burst"
    "I need to see a man about a horse"...ok, that's a colloquialism in my part of the world :)

    Not a teacher, AmE native

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    Re: urination

    "I need to see a man about a horse"...ok, that's a colloquialism in my part of the world
    It's 'I need to see a man about a dog' in mine.

    Rover

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    Re: urination

    I've heard people intending to be humorous say

    My back teeth are floating away.

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    Re: urination

    .... and then there's "point Percy at the porcelain" etc.
    Point Percy at the porcelain

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    Re: urination

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    It's 'I need to see a man about a dog' in mine.

    Rover
    And in my very limited part of the world, it's the Shakespearian euphemism - 'I will but look upon the hedge and follow thee' (Autolycus in The Winter's Tale).

    b

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