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    Default escaped unhurt vs survived

    HI

    Could someone tell me the difference between the sentences:

    1-The passengers escaped unhurt after the crash.
    2- The passengers survived the crash .
    Can you suggest alternative sentences ?

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    Default Re: escaped unhurt vs survived

    Quote Originally Posted by majid72 View Post
    HI

    Could someone tell me the difference between the sentences:

    1-The passengers escaped unhurt after the crash.
    2- The passengers survived the crash .
    Can you suggest alternative sentences ?
    One can survive a crash but still spend 6 months in traction! [Traction (orthopedics) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ]

    As well as 'unhurt' you could use 'unscathed'; 'without [so much as] a scratch' is often added, to make the extent of 'unhurt'ness even clearer.

    He survived the crash totally unscathed - without so much as a scratch.

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