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wounded/injured #1 (permalink) Fri Aug 03, 2012 19:06 pm   wounded/injured
 

1. Many people were wounded in the rail accident.
2. Many people were injured in the rail accident.
Can we use these sentences interchangeably?
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wounded/injured #2 (permalink) Fri Aug 03, 2012 19:13 pm   wounded/injured
 

Although it is not totally unacceptable in this context (wound and injury are often synonymous), 'wounded' is particularly used when talking about an injury received in some sort of fight or battle.
I would not choose to use it here, but would not have a problem if someone did.
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wounded/injured #3 (permalink) Fri Aug 03, 2012 19:55 pm   wounded/injured
 

Hi,

Interestingly enough after an accident such as the one in your sentence, people hurt or injured who are able to leave the scene of the accident without help from rescuers are described as 'the walking wounded'. Having said that, I would not use the verb 'wound' (wounded) in your sentence because it is a railway accident rather than a bomb explosion or the like. It would usually be the result of some forced violence.

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Following around #4 (permalink) Fri Aug 03, 2012 20:16 pm   Following around
 

Good.
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wounded/injured #5 (permalink) Fri Aug 03, 2012 21:05 pm   wounded/injured
 

Thanks. Sounds familiar!
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Re: Following around #6 (permalink) Fri Aug 03, 2012 21:51 pm   Re: Following around
 

Beeesneees wrote:
Good.

In fact that "good" is fantastic.

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wounded/injured #7 (permalink) Fri Aug 03, 2012 21:56 pm   wounded/injured
 

Thanks again.
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wounded/injured #8 (permalink) Fri Aug 03, 2012 22:00 pm   wounded/injured
 

You are welcome, Alan. :D
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wounded/injured #9 (permalink) Fri Aug 03, 2012 22:15 pm   wounded/injured
 

Good.
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Re: Following around #10 (permalink) Fri Aug 03, 2012 22:24 pm   Re: Following around
 

Francis wrote:
In fact that "good" is fantastic.

Yes, truly amazing that he agreed with everything I'd already said.
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wounded/injured #11 (permalink) Fri Aug 03, 2012 22:28 pm   wounded/injured
 

LoL! :D
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wounded/injured #12 (permalink) Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:19 am   wounded/injured
 

The four wounded players were taken to the hospital in the school van.
The four injured players were taken to the hospital in the school van.
In this context, which one 'wounded' or 'injured' is more appropriate?
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wounded/injured #13 (permalink) Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:21 am   wounded/injured
 

Both are possible, but 'wounded' would imply that the injury was deliberate on the part of the other player(s).
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