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    #1

    be injured in a trip???

    Hello.

    Is the sentence (1) a gramatical sentence?

    (1) He was injured in the trip.

    I want to ask you if in this case the preposition in can be followed by the trip. In my opinion, if you say "someone is injured in something.", something must be an accident, war etc. which can inevitably cause some injury.

    I would rather say He was injured in the accident during the trip.

    I'd appreciate it if anyone give me some advice.
    Thanks in advance.

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    #2

    Re: be injured in a trip???

    For sentence (1) I would say the following:

    He got injured on the trip.

    This sentence is correct. If you want to be more specific, you could say the following:

    He got injured in an/the accident on/during the trip.

    It depends on the context, if you use an or the.

    I would personally use 'get' and not 'be' with the passive because it sounds more active. It was an unplanned event so 'got injured' sounds better.

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