When a bomb goes off, some fragments go to different directions and may hit and injure people.
What do you call these dangerous fragments in English?
The more common spelling is shrapnel.
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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.