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March 18, 2023

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Here is a question that I want to know: when we describe the symptoms of having a flu, we usually say “I have a running nose and a sore throat.” But can we say them in Chinese word order? If it is possible, what should we say? “My throat sores, my nose is runny?”

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Here is a question that I want to knowask: when we describe [the symptoms of having a fluthe flu | flu symptoms], we usually say, “I have a runningy nose and a sore throat.” But can we say them in (the) Chinese word order?

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If it is possible, what should we say?

“My throat is sores, and my nose is runny/running?”

Yes, this order is OK.

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Strangely, we usually say “runny nose” (not “running nose”), but if we reverse the order, then both “runny” and “running” are OK: my nose is runny / my nose is running. There’s no logic to this, just convention.

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Jack

March 19, 2023

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非常感谢您的修改。写的时候我以为sore 可以做动词用。至于running,我觉得是我听错了。我一直以为人们说的是running nose.

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March 19, 2023

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Here is a question that I want to know: when we describe the symptoms of having a flu, we usually say “I have a running nose and a sore throat.” But can we say them in Chinese word order?

Here is a question that I want to knowask: when we describe [the symptoms of having a fluthe flu | flu symptoms], we usually say, “I have a runningy nose and a sore throat.” But can we say them in (the) Chinese word order?

If it is possible, what should we say?

“My throat sores, my nose is runny?”

“My throat is sores, and my nose is runny/running?”

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