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    Did you injure your face? I reply with: No, but I got injured elsewhere. Can this

    Did you injure your face? I reply with:

    No, but I got injured elsewhere.

    Can this be said?

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    Re: Did you injure your face? I reply with: No, but I got injured elsewhere. Can

    If your face appears to have an injury, the appropriate response would be "Yes' or "No, it's a sunburn," or some other cause. Where you injured your face is not relevant to the question. On the other hand, if you face wasn't injured and you are saying that another body part was, your suggested response is OK (assuming you don't want to mention the specific part of the body.)
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    Re: Did you injure your face? I reply with: No, but I got injured elsewhere. Can

    I don't find "did you injure your face" to be a very natural thing to say to someone.

    If they clearly have a mark, bruise, stitches, bandage, etc., you might way "What happened to your face?" or even "What happened?"
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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