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    Hello,

    I'm wondering if it's ok to use the word 'sore' in the following context:

    I'd been holding the crown over the bride's head for so long that my hands and arms turned/went sore.

    Is it possible to decrease the emphasis on the action and use the past simple?

    I held the crown over the bride's ehad for a long time, so my limbs went sore (?)

    Thank you.

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    not a tcher

    Maybe you mean:

    I'd been holding the crown over the bride's head for so long that my arms went numb. (lost feeling)

    I'd been holding the crown over the bride's head for so long that my hands and arms got tired. (became sore).

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    Thanks! 'Tired' is the best alternative, I think. For some reason I wasn't sure I could be applied to parts of the body.

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    Default Re: turn/go sore

    Quote Originally Posted by Verona_82 View Post
    Hello,

    I'm wondering if it's ok to use the word 'sore' in the following context:

    I'd been holding the crown over the bride's head for so long that my hands and arms turned/went sore.

    Is it possible to decrease the emphasis on the action and use the past simple?

    I held the crown over the bride's head for a long time, so my limbs went sore (?)

    Thank you.
    You can say, "... my arm muscles were getting sore."
    Obviously there's a difference between tired and sore, so you should say what you mean. If they were actually becoming painful, you can use the above, or "... my arm muscles were starting to hurt." or "my arm muscles were hurting."

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