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    Usage of knock/bump

    1) I knocked my right foot into a wall last night and my toes still hurt badly.
    2) I bumped my right foot into a wall last night and my toes still hurt badly.


    Can someone please tell me if the above sentences sound natural? Are there any better words than knock/bump that fit well in this context?

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    Re: Usage of knock/bump

    Quote Originally Posted by daemon99 View Post
    1) I knocked my right foot into a wall last night and my toes still hurt badly.
    2) I bumped my right foot into a wall last night and my toes still hurt badly.


    Can someone please tell me if the above sentences sound natural? Are there any better words than knock/bump that fit well in this context?
    [NOT A TEACHER]

    They have the same meaning.
    knock means "to hit, especially forcefully, and cause to move or fall".
    bump means "to hit something with force".

    Maybe they have little differences but that is what our teachers can explain more.

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    Re: Usage of knock/bump

    Quote Originally Posted by daemon99 View Post
    1) I knocked my right foot into a wall last night and my toes still hurt badly.
    2) I bumped my right foot into a wall last night and my toes still hurt badly.


    Can someone please tell me if the above sentences sound natural? Are there any better words than knock/bump that fit well in this context?
    Usually we say "bumped into" and "knocked against".

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    Re: Usage of knock/bump

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Usually we say "bumped into" and "knocked against".
    Can you please give us some examples?

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