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    we need to bring our one foot ahead of the other

    To walk we need to bring our one foot ahead of the other (by lifting it in the air) and then other ahead of the first (should I be using "first" here?) foot. When I was ill I couldn't take/ move my one leg further than a few inches (so it was hard for me to walk). I couldn't even lift my one leg more than a few inches (or just one or two inches).

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    Re: we need to bring our one foot ahead of the other

    To walk, we need to lift up and move our feet forward, one after another, one step at a time. When I was ill, I could hardly lift or move my legs, so it was hard for me to walk.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: we need to bring our one foot ahead of the other

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    To walk, we need to lift up and move our feet forward, one after another, one step at a time. When I was ill, I could hardly lift or move my legs, so it was hard for me to walk.
    To walk, we need to lift up and our feet forward, one after the other, one step at a time.

    When I was ill I could hardly move my one leg further than a few inches (so it was hard for me to walk). I couldn't even lift my one leg more than a few inches (or just one or two inches). If I have to talk about just one leg then is it correct to say one leg? My one leg had stopped working. If I have to mention that it couldn't be moved or lifted more than a few inches then what do I need to say?

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    Re: we need to bring our one foot ahead of the other

    I could lift or move my left/right leg at most a few inches.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: we need to bring our one foot ahead of the other

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    I could lift or move my left/right leg at most a few inches.
    Can we use "couldn't" here instead of "could"?

    "When I was ill I couldn't move or lift my left leg at most a few inches." "At most" doesn't sound right with "couldn't". Am I correct? What should I use here with "couldn't"?

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    Re: we need to bring our one foot ahead of the other

    When I was ill, I couldn't move or lift my left leg more than a few inches.

    In my native language, there is an idiom meaning 'It is difficult to take a step of an inch'.
    I am not a teacher.

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