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  • Hi this is a Tutor Nick P and this is lesson 270.

  • The title of today's lesson is use 'heal' with cuts, wounds, or

  • injuries not cure' Okay you know, students of ESL

  • sometimes make this mistake.

  • They mistakenly use cure

  • when they're supposed to be using heal.

  • All right. So let's look at the first example here.

  • Of course, with the X this is wrong.

  • If you say, my scratch cured quickly.

  • No. What you should be saying is

  • my scratch healed quickly. So remember, of course,

  • a scratch is a type of cut. Okay.

  • Let's look at number two. Again with the X.

  • This is wrong. Her wound took a month to cure.

  • No. Her wound took a month to heal. Yeah. A wound or

  • scratch doesn't have the ability to heal, I mean to cure anything

  • It can only heal

  • on its own.

  • Yeah. We say heal because I guess it's

  • your natural body's immune system is

  • actually healing. So we don't say cure

  • cure sounds like somebody else had a

  • much stronger influence to make it happen.

  • All right . Let's look at number three.

  • Again with the X. This is wrong . His pulled

  • muscle took several weeks to cure.

  • No. You should be saying his pulled muscle took several weeks to heal.

  • Okay . Let's continue with the note here. We usually say a treatment

  • treatment or medicine cures someone. So

  • we do have one example for that. That

  • treatment cured him within a month. That

  • would be a perfect example of using cure. Okay.

  • Anyway, I hope you got it. I hope it's clear . Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.

Hi this is a Tutor Nick P and this is lesson 270.

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B1 US heal cure wound treatment cured lesson

English Tutor Nick P Lesson (270) Wounds Cuts Injuries Heal Not Cure

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    anitawu12 posted on 2019/08/22
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