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    Question Use of prepositions

    Hello, I would like to find out the preposition that should follow the verbs hurt or ache to express the cause of this feeling.
    For example, can I say that my back hurts "for" the effort or I should use another preposition such as "from"? Or: his stomach aches for laughing or his stomach aches from laughing?
    I can't find this answer anywhere. Can you help me?

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    Re: Use of prepositions

    Quote Originally Posted by sergiobernardi View Post
    Hello, I would like to find out the preposition that should follow the verbs hurt or ache to express the cause of this feeling.
    For example, can I say that my back hurts "for" the effort or I should use another preposition such as "from"? Or: his stomach aches for laughing or his stomach aches from laughing?
    I can't find this answer anywhere. Can you help me?
    'My back hurts from the effort'. 'His stomach aches from laughing'. These would be the usual prepositions.

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    Re: Use of prepositions

    I am not a teacher.

    You could also say "My back hurts because of the effort."
    Or "My stomach aches because of the laughing."

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