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    The use of "hurt"

    I came across a question the other day concerning the use of "hurt". I am not quite sure if the sentence, "My body hurt." is gramatically correct or not.
    If it is not, could these be other possible options:
    "My body was in pain"?
    "My body ached"?
    Which is the best choice ?
    If there are any grammatical errors in these three sentences, can you please point them out?

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    Re: The use of "hurt"

    "My body hurts," is a grammatically correct sentence.

    All three of your sentences are OK.

    "...aches" would mean a general, constant pain.

    "...in pain" would mean a pain (usually) more severe than an ache.

    "...hurts" would be non-specific about the degree of pain.

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    Re: The use of "hurt"

    Quote Originally Posted by mykwyner View Post
    "My body hurts," is a grammatically correct sentence.

    All three of your sentences are OK.

    "...aches" would mean a general, constant pain.

    "...in pain" would mean a pain (usually) more severe than an ache.

    "...hurts" would be non-specific about the degree of pain.
    "My body hurt" is a correct past tense sentence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    I came across a question the other day concerning the use of "hurt". I am not quite sure if the sentence, "My body hurt." is gramatically correct or not.
    If it is not, could these be other possible options:
    "My body was in pain"?
    "My body ached"?
    Which is the best choice ?
    If there are any grammatical errors in these three sentences, can you please point them out?
    All of the sentences are grammatically correct. However, I wouldn't use any of them. If I have a headache then I hurt.

    ~R

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    Re: The use of "hurt"

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    All of the sentences are grammatically correct. However, I wouldn't use any of them. If I have a headache then I hurt.

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    Let's face it, when a man gets so much as a sniffle he hurts and takes to his bed, summons two medical opinions and writes to ABC suggesting he'd make a great two-part episode for Grey's Anatomy.

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