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    haseli22 is offline Member
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    hurt/hurting

    Dear teachers,

    Can we use "hurt" in continuous form like the following example?

    My foot is hurting?

    Thanks.

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    Re: hurt/hurting

    Yes. We use it quite regularly in the past tense. "My foot has been hurting for three days".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: hurt/hurting

    Something to be aware of is a trend that I suspect may have something to do with Am English. In the mid-twentieth century, a British English person would say 'I am in pain' but not' I am hurting'. Today British people, especially young ones, often say they are hurting (in the sense of feeling pain) - particularly when the pain is an emotional one: 'She is still hurting since the break-up'.

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