Esraa Alhowary
Hello everyone. How are you? Could you help me with this question? How can we describe the situation when someone loses his consciousness when he is extremely fatigued and he can't stand up. Second question is when a student was running in the classroom then he slipped on the floor then his head hit the corner of the desk after that his forehead opened up and started bleeding? Thanks in advance
Oct 25, 2021 10:43 AM
Answers · 3
There are several ways to describe the first situation: fainting, losing consciousness, passing out, blacking out, collapsing and you could also include having a seizure in certain scenarios. In the situation mentioned, the cause is fatigue so the most accurate word to use would be collapsing. In the second scenario we would say the he split his head open. In British English that expression is usually used to describe minor bleeding head injuries. A lesser injury where the skin is broken (but without flowing blood) could be described as a graze, and a more severe head injury would be described according to severity and type of injury. A blow to the head would also involve the use of the word concussion.
October 25, 2021
The first situation is ‘fainting’ or ‘faint’ The second situation is ‘head injury’
October 25, 2021
I would describe the first situation as "fainting" and the second as "a bleeding head injury" since i believe there is no specific name for that situation you described other than these descriptors I mentioned. Hope this helps☺️
October 25, 2021
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