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Could some member please correct the following short story for me?
One day, Nicole, a little girl, was walking home and eating an ice-cream cone at the same time. She did not notice a banana skin on the ground. She stepped on it and fell down heavily. Her knee was wounded.
She cried, “Help! Help! My knee is bleeding. Someone help me, please.” But nobody was around!.
About three minutes later, she could hardly get up. She was very sad. A short while later, with much difficulty, she forced herself to get up and trudged home. When she opened the door, her mother was upset when she saw that she was injured. She quickly washed the wound and took her to the clinic in a taxi. The doctor cleansed the wound, gave her an injection, prescribed some medicine, and gave her two days of medical leave.
After her mother had paid the bill to the clinic assistant, collected the medicine and the medical certificate, they took a taxi home.
About three minutes later, she could hardly get up. By saying it this way, you are suggesting that for three minutes she didn't try to get up, and when she finally tried, she couldn't.
In Canada, it is a banana peel, but skin is o.k. also. We would understand it.
wounded/injured............... a person is wounded, but a part of the body is injured. The part of the body which is injured, may be a wound (if it is bleeding) but not always. If you fracture a bone, it is an injury.
The term wounded is also used more in terms of gunshots, a battlefield "a soldier is wounded" etc.
Good luck on your story!
Last edited by Searching for language; 22-Feb-2009 at 21:07.
Thanks. Svartnik and Searching for language, for your help.
Last edited by Tan Elaine; 23-Feb-2009 at 16:50.