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    I feel good now than before. Now I can pick things up bending over.

    I feel good now than before. Now I can pick things up bending over.

    Can I ask a doctor "Can I pick up something weighty bending over"?

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    Re: I feel good now than before. Now I can pick things up bending over.

    Have you checked the meaning of "bend over" in a dictionary? It is a figure of speech.
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    Re: I feel good now than before. Now I can pick things up bending over.

    Review the comparative form of good. You should also remind yourself of the superlative form while you're at it.
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    Re: I feel good now than before. Now I can pick things up bending over.

    Weighty is not a good synonym for ​heavy.
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    Re: I feel good now than before. Now I can pick things up bending over.

    Surely, you would bend down to pick something up, wouldn't you?

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    Re: I feel good now than before. Now I can pick things up bending over.

    According the second sentence of post #1, you have already established that you are able to bend over and pick up heavy things. Isn't a bit late to ask your doctor if you can do it?
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    Re: I feel good now than before. Now I can pick things up bending over.

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    Have you checked the meaning of "bend over" in a dictionary? It is a figure of speech.

    Yes, it can be a figure of speech. However this is not the context that would mean anything but bending at the waist to touch the floor or as in this case bending at the waist to pick up a heavy object.
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    Re: I feel good now than before. Now I can pick things up bending over.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    I feel good better now than before. Now I can pick things up by bending over.

    Can I ask a doctor "Can I pick up something weighty heavy by bending over"?
    According the second sentence of post #1, you have already established that you are able to bend over and pick up heavy things. Isn't a bit late to ask your doctor if you can do it?
    No emsr2d2, the first sentence establishes that the patient is better and can bend over and pick some things. But now the patient wants to know if he can pick up heavy things.

    I can actually relate to this. I have had surgery where a 10 inch incision was made cutting through my stomach wall. After many weeks of recovery I almost felt normal but I was cautioned about lifting anything heavy. At some point I had to ask if my stomach was strong enough to handle heavy objects.
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    Re: I feel good now than before. Now I can pick things up bending over.

    Fair point. I subconsciously added "weighty" to the second sentence having read it in the third.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I feel good now than before. Now I can pick things up bending over.

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    Have you checked the meaning of "bend over" in a dictionary? It is a figure of speech.
    It is "Bend over backwards".

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