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    I'd punctured the skin again and again

    Hallo!
    Could you explain what the following phrase means:

    I’d punctured the skin again and again before it ever had a chance to heal.

    Thanks!
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    Re: Need your help in understanding the phrase

    The writer put holes in his skin repeatedly before the old wounds could heal.

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    #3

    Re: I'd punctured the skin again and again

    Elenichka, it's a sentence – not a phrase.

    I've changed your thread title.

    Extract from the Posting Guidelines:

    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

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    #4

    Re: I'd punctured the skin again and again

    Rover_KE, thank you, I'll take into account your remark about the titles.
    MikeNewYork, thank you. So, it means, the punctures brought healing in the end, right?

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    #5

    Re: I'd punctured the skin again and again

    Most punctures will heal eventually.

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    #6

    Re: I'd punctured the skin again and again

    Quote Originally Posted by Elenichka View Post
    So, it means, the punctures brought healing in the end, right?
    The sentence does not say that. It says the person made new wounds before the old ones had healed. The reader may assume the wounds will heal, but it's not stated.
    I am not a teacher.

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