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    Dear teachers

    Do these read well apart from the informality?

    A few friends and I usually play soccer (English football) every Tuesday. I scored 3 times but it ended badly for me - I hurt my back. Can barely walk.

    Thank you

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    Default Re: Football matches on Tuesdays

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    Sounds ok. You could also say, "I threw my back (out)."

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    Default Re: Football matches on Tuesdays

    Or 'I did my back in' (BE).

    Additionally, if you think your reader is interested, you could specify which Tuesday you are referring to.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 17-Jul-2013 at 08:20.

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    Default Re: Football matches on Tuesdays

    Could we assume the first is chiefly AmE?

    To put out of alignment: threw my back out.

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    Default Re: Football matches on Tuesdays

    Quote Originally Posted by Offroad View Post
    Could we assume the first is chiefly AmE?

    To put out of alignment: threw my back out.

    Thank you
    Yes!

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    Default Re: Football matches on Tuesdays

    Quote Originally Posted by Offroad View Post
    Could we assume the first is chiefly AmE?

    To put out of alignment: threw my back out.

    Thank you
    How about a reference to which game? I found myself wondering if you scored 3 times since you started playing or if it was during the latest game.

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    Default Re: Football matches on Tuesdays

    A few friends and I usually play soccer (English football) every Tuesday. I scored 3 times on today's match but it ended badly for me - I hurt my back. Can barely walk now.

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    Default Re: Football matches on Tuesdays

    In. At least in AmE. "In today's game," we would say.

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    Default Re: Football matches on Tuesdays

    Personally, I would say "I scored three goals" or "I scored a hat-trick" (see hat-trick - WordReference.com Dictionary of English, #2) rather than "I scored three times".
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Default Re: Football matches on Tuesdays

    I didn't know they used the "hat trick" term in soccer. Didn't know anyone ever scored three goals in the same game.

    It's used here in ice hockey.

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