I hurt / I'm hurting / I'm hurt / It hurts / It's hurting - Do I understand correctly? This is one topic I'm confused the most even after a lot of research. Do I understand correctly? 1. I hurt. / He hurts (V1)>>> , physically injured regularly, BUT nobody uses this. 2. I hurt / He hurt (V2) >>> physically injured in the past, BUT use it with other words, not stand alone e.g. I hurt myself falling down the stairs yesterday. / He hurt himself cutting his fingers this morning. / She hurts me. 3. I'm hurting. >>> continuous pain emotionally, upset, unhappy e.g. I'm hurting on the inside right now. / She's been hurting since her boyfriend left her. 4. I'm hurt >>> something hurt me emotionally. e.g. I'm hurt because my mother scolded me. / She's hurt because they don't want her to go with them. 4. It hurts >>> very common. e.g. My hand hurts. / My feet hurt. / Ow! that hurts! Thanks in advance.
Sep 21, 2018 2:45 PM
Answers · 3
As Sharon said, most of those are fine. A couple of points though: 1: We do use it occasionally, e.g. I really hurt after that run. 4: Is not only emotionally. It's also physically. I'm hurt - can you please get an ambulance.
September 22, 2018
All your examples are fine. I've actually never thought about how confusing that word is!
September 21, 2018
I see how this verb can be confusing. Hurt is both a transitive and intransitive verb. I think the context is the only way that the meaning is made clear.
September 21, 2018
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