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    He damaged his leg so badly

    Is this sentence natural?

    He damaged his leg so badly in the accident that the bone was emerged.


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    Re: He damaged his leg so badly

    Quote Originally Posted by Freeguy View Post
    Is this sentence natural?

    He damaged his leg so badly in the accident that the bone was emerged.

    "So badly" is OK but "the bone was emerged" is incorrect. I would say

    He broke his leg so badly in the accident that the bone came/poked through the skin.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: He damaged his leg so badly

    What about:
    He damaged his leg so badly in the accident that the bone was exposed.

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    Re: He damaged his leg so badly

    Quote Originally Posted by Freeguy View Post
    What about:
    He damaged his leg so badly in the accident that the bone was exposed.
    You can say that. It has a different meaning. If the bone is exposed, then it suggests that all the skin and flesh were stripped away so that it was possible to see the bone in its normal position. My suggestion involved his breaking the bone and the bone protruding through the skin. It depends which one you mean.
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    Re: He damaged his leg so badly

    This is usually called a compound fracture.

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    Re: He damaged his leg so badly

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    This is usually called a compound fracture.
    That may well be the case but if someone is trying to describe what actually happened and what could be seen (rather than the medical terminology) then describing the skin and bone situation is required.
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