Native English speakers, could you please help me with these issues?
Are both these sentences correct:
a) "I felt great physical wear after walking 20km."
b) "I felt great physical strain after walking 20km."
- 2 months ago
Strain. Wear is more like something you notice after time, whereas strain is something you feel (in this case)
- Chi girlLv 72 months ago
Neither sentence is something a native speaker would say.
- A.J.Lv 72 months ago
"I felt great physical xxxx after walking 20km." is grammatically correct and then the xxxx is about difference in communication.
Words being defined by context, in this use:
wear = damage or impairment by use, like the tread of a tire wears out
strain = bodily injury from excessive tension, effort, or use
Strain is better. It does not have to be visible.
exhaustion = completely or almost completely depleted of resources, depleted of energy, extremely tired
- Anonymous2 months ago
As is often the case it is subjective. Both are correct but in my opinion 'wear' is more appropriate after many hours walking. We say "I'm worn out after a long day working".