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    Hi,

    When I am sure my daught has a pain somewhere on her body, should I ask "Where is the pain?", "Where is sore?" or "Where aches"? or else? Thanks.

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    Default Re: Where is sore?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yourjones View Post
    Hi,

    When I am sure my daught has a pain somewhere on her body, should I ask "Where is the pain?", "Where is sore?" or "Where aches"? or else? Thanks.
    "Where is the pain?" "Where is it sore?" These both work.

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    Default Re: Where is sore?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yourjones View Post
    When I am sure my daughter has a pain somewhere on in her body, should I ask "Where is the pain?", "Where is sore?" or "Where aches"? or else? Thanks.
    I'd leave out the 'in her body'.

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    Default Re: Where is sore?

    'Where does it hurt?'

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    Default Re: Where is sore?

    I'd also use:
    What hurts?
    Where does it hurt?
    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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    Default Re: Where is sore?

    I used to say just "Stop whingeing. It'll go away"



    (My parenting skills probably reached their low when my son, a born-again hypochondriac, was about sixteen. Just before school one day, he complained of pains in his stomach area, and said he thought he might have appendicitis. I, a qualified First Aider and St John Ambulanceman, prodded him a bit and told him to stop whingeing, go to school and take a laxative that evening. My wife phoned me at work later that day to say that he had been rushed to hospital from school with acute peritonitis.)
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    Default Re: Where is sore?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    I used to say just "Stop whingeing. It'll go away"



    (My parenting skills probably reached their low when my son, a born-again hypochondriac, was about sixteen. Just before school one day, he complained of pains in his stomach area, and said he thought he might have appendicitis. I, a qualified First Aider and St John Ambulanceman, prodded him a bit and told him to stop whingeing, go to school and take a laxative that evening. My wife phoned me at work later that day to say that he had been rushed to hospital from school with acute peritonitis.)
    I think that should be in the dictionary as the definition of "Oops".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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