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    The morning after a night out

    I am not sure if my sentence is grammatically correct. Would you please correct the mistakes?

    The morning after a night out, Maria's head was still spinning from the drinks she downed, and her body was hurting from dancing all night.

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    Re: The morning after a night out

    It's OK. I'd use "she had downed/drunk".
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    Re: The morning after a night out

    How about aching instead of hurting?

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    Re: The morning after a night out

    Unless she was dancing in a really energetic way, throwing her whole body around the dance floor, it's probably more likely that it would be just her feet that were hurting from dancing all night.
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    Re: The morning after a night out

    I think it might be the drink that is causing pain, which makes me favour ache.

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    Re: The morning after a night out

    I agree that her whole body (particularly her head) might be hurting/aching due to the amount of alcohol imbibed, but the original sentence specifically linked the pain to the dancing.
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    Re: The morning after a night out

    I think I will repeat my sentence after emsr2d2's correction to avoid any misunderstanding, and also as an exercise.

    The morning after the night out, Maria's head was still spinning from the drinks she had downed, and her feet were hurting from dancing all night.

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    Re: The morning after a night out

    I'm happy with that. The fact that her head was still spinning rather than aching suggests that she was still slightly drunk, not yet hung over.
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