[Vocabulary] are these sentences formation right or can it be better

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are these sentences correct or can these sentences be better
oil blew off on my face while cooking.
this fan doesnt blows any breeze.
pls wipe your body after taking bath.my head is aching.
u will get a stomach ache.
ur head will ache.
 

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are these sentences correct or can these sentences be better
oil blew off on my face while cooking.
this fan doesnt [STRIKE]blows[/STRIKE] blow any breeze.
[STRIKE]pls[/STRIKE] please wipe your body after taking bath.
my head is aching.
[STRIKE]u[/STRIKE] you will get a stomachache.
you will get a headache.


CMIIW......!
 

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are these sentences correct or can these sentences be better
oil blew off on my face while cooking.
this fan doesnt blows any breeze.
pls wipe your body after taking bath.my head is aching.
u will get a stomach ache.
ur head will ache.

I don't understand that first one.

This fan doesn't blow very hard.
Please dry off after taking a bath.

The others are okay if you use capital letters and real words.
 

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Oil splashed on my face while I was cooking.
 

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Oil splattered on my face while I was cooking.

not a teacher
 

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Splashed would be better than splattered. am I correct?
Thank you.

Why do you think it is better? Is it because I said I'm not a teacher or a native?;-)
 

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Why do you think it is better? Is it because I said I'm not a teacher or a native?;-)

Splattered suggests a wider area. Oil could splatter all over the walls or the worktops, but if a few drops jumped up out of the pan and hit you in the face, then splashed would be better.
 

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I think a lot of that is up to simply what you have in mind when you say it or hear it. When I think of "splash" my first thought is a wave of liquid, so getting splashed with hot oil seems worse than getting splattered. However, I agree that "splatter" has no direction and covers a wider area.

I will have a very different picture if you say "A few drops splashed on me" then "I was splashed with oil."
 

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Agree with you, emsr and Barb.

This should sound better:

Oil spattered on my face while I was cooking.

spatter - scatter in small drops
 
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