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    Could you tell me the difference between these two sentences?
    1-My leg aches.
    2-My leg hurts.
    Thanks a lot!


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    Re: Could...

    Could you tell me the difference between these two sentences?
    1-My leg aches.
    2-My leg hurts.
    The only difference is that the word ache tells us a little more about the nature of the pain.

    An ache is a dull, continuous pain, typically in the muscles.This might be the way your legs feel if you've been walking/standing all day long. If you just say My leg hurts, it could be any kind of pain: maybe a sharp, stabbing pain, etc. You could be writhing in agony with a compound fracture. Who knows.

    The fact that the sentence only mentions one leg instead of two legs could also be significant. In that case, the ache from walking/standing all day is out, since presumably that would affect both legs equally. Something else may be the reason for the ache.

    Thus begins the search for further context.

    Greg

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