This tongue-twisting post is just to say how thrilled I am! A year and a half after having set up this blog for my English classes and it has reached 50,000 visits. Of course, this hasn’t only been my students, but people from all around the world and all walks of life.
Many thanks for sticking around as well as a warm welcome to all the new visitors that may find something useful in the blog.
This idiom has always sounded a bit old-fashioned to me, but it’s the only one I know that can be related to what you feel when something bad happens and you eventually see the good side of it. Not long ago, this happened to me and at first I felt really bad and depressed, but eventually it turned out well and today I feel that it was the push I needed to leave my ‘comfort zone’ and try other things in life. As I always say , ‘A problem should always mean that a stronger and better version of ourselves will be the result‘. After all, that’s what life is about, isn’t it?
Ache (verb) meaning that a part of your body hurts in a continuous and dull way. Ache (noun) referring to a continuous dull pain. This word is usually used in combination with the part of body that is in pain.
Stomach ache, toothache, headache, or my stomach aches.
Hurt (verb transitive and intransitive) to cause physical pain to yourself/somebody. This verb doesn’t give information on the type of pain/ache it only explains that somebody is in a certain degree of pain or that somebody/something is causing it.
Stop! You’re hurting me!
Yesterday I fell over. Now my leg hurts/I hurt my leg.
Pain (noun) Not usually used as a verb. Meaning referring to physical suffering in general, often more severe than ‘ache’, used with parts of the body. e.g. pain in my leg, arm, shoulder etc.