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    Post be hurt & get hurt

    I have some questions about usages of get hurt and be hurt.

    1. Can I say My arm got/was hurt?

    I heard someone said we should say I got/was hurt on my arm or I hurt myself on my arm, instead of My arm got/was hurt.

    If My arm got/was hurt is a wrong use, what should we say to use my arm as a subject?

    2. Are there any slight differences between be hurt and get hurt, or specific usage situations for either of them?

    Can I use I got hurt if I was emotionally hurt but not physically hurt?

    Can I say My heart was hurt or You hurt my heart to replace I was hurt?

    Thank you very much.
    Last edited by Sin-Yu Tsai; 01-Apr-2015 at 06:07.

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    Re: be hurt & get hurt

    Quote Originally Posted by Sin-Yu Tsai View Post
    I have some questions about usages of get hurt and be hurt.

    1. Can I say My arm got/was hurt? Yes.

    I heard someone said we should say I got/was hurt on my arm or I hurt myself on my arm, instead of My arm got/was hurt. NO.

    If My arm got/was hurt is a wrong use, what should we say to use my arm as a subject? It is not wrong.

    2. Are there any slight differences between be hurt and get hurt, or specific usage situations for either of them? Not usually.

    Can I use I got hurt if I was emotionally hurt but not physically hurt? Yes.

    Can I say My heart was hurt or You hurt my heart to replace I was hurt? Not very common.

    Thank you very much.
    MNY

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