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    ache vs sore

    Is there a rule when to use ache and sore?


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    Re: ache vs sore

    Sore usually means that there is active (often sharp) pain - My hand is sore where I cut it.

    Ache usually means that there is a persistent, not very sharp, pain - My legs ache from climbing up the hillside.


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    Re: ache vs sore

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Sore usually means that there is active (often sharp) pain - My hand is sore where I cut it.

    Ache usually means that there is a persistent, not very sharp, pain - My legs ache from climbing up the hillside.
    Isnīt it that sore is outside pain and ache is inside of the body?


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    Re: ache vs sore

    Not necessarily. If you have been very sick, your stomach will be sore. If you have a cold coming, your throat will be sore.

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