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Are you making use of ‘sustain’ in your communication?

By 22 August 2017Language Tips

Sustain is a useful verb often used in more formal communication to describe injuries and how they happened.

  • How did you sustain the cut on your hand?
  • The driver of the car is in a stable condition after sustaining only minor injuries in the accident.

Listen or watch the news and a story about some kind of accident. Did the presenters use ‘sustain’?