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    On TV I watched a documentary where a person asked the people who had fractured legs

    On TV I watched a documentary where a person asked the people who had fractured legs to stamp their legs on the ground with full force and they did it. Can we say they had "plastered legs" or "doctors had plastered their legs"?

    Please check my sentences.

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    Re: On TV I watched a documentary where a person asked the people who had fractured l

    No. Use neither one.

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    Re: On TV I watched a documentary where a person asked the people who had fractured l

    The American English would be that they had "casts" on their legs.

    I don't know the British version.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: On TV I watched a documentary where a person asked the people who had fractured l

    plaster casts

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    Re: On TV I watched a documentary where a person asked the people who had fractured l

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    No. Use neither one.
    How about my sentences?

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    Re: On TV I watched a documentary where a person asked the people who had fractured l

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    On TV I watched a documentary where a person asked the people who had fractured legs to stamp their legs on the ground with full force and they did it. Can we say they had "plastered legs" or "doctors had plastered their legs"?

    Please check my sentences.
    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    How about my sentences?
    Try to read the first quotation the way the volunteers who help you read it. We see a paragraph with two sentences, the second one ending in a question about English usage. You got answers to that question.

    The next paragraph asks us to check your sentences. Can you see why we don't know exactly what you're asking?
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: On TV I watched a documentary where a person asked the people who had fractured l

    Tufguy, in American English we might say that a person stamped his/her feet. (Not legs.) That seems to me like a really odd thing to do if that person has a broken (fractured) leg.

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    Re: On TV I watched a documentary where a person asked the people who had fractured l

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    On TV I watched a documentary where a person asked the people who had fractured legs to stamp their legs on the ground with full force and they did it.
    Perhaps:

    On TV I watched a documentary in which a person asked people with casts on their legs to stamp their feet on the ground with full force, and they did it.

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    Re: On TV I watched a documentary where a person asked the people who had fractured l

    I also wonder why this sentence is worth working on. We've told you many times, Tufguy, that you should write sentences about everyday situations. I believe that you saw this strange TV show, but learners need to know how to talk about ordinary events before they learn how to describe bizarre ones like that. How about opening a thread with a sentence in which you tell Mary what your mother served you for dinner last night? After that, tell someone where the nearest post office is in another thread.
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