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  • Forero

    Senior Member
    Hi, NickJunior.

    We need some more context to prompt an adequate phrase. Is this a child to an adult, or an accident victim to a medic, or ...? Is there a story that this sentence might fit into?
     

    NickJunior

    Senior Member
    Khmer
    Thanks everyone.

    Hi, NickJunior.
    We need some more context to prompt an adequate phrase. Is this a child to an adult, or an accident victim to a medic, or ...? Is there a story that this sentence might fit into?
    Hi Forero,
    Here is more context: Two children were playing, then one saw a flow of blood on her arm. So she told the mother, "There's a bleeding on my arm."

    If it is not correct to say a bleeding, can an armbleed be used?
     

    tepatria

    Senior Member
    Canadian English
    My arm is bleeding is most correct. We would not say a bleeding or an armbleed. I have heard of "a bleeding nuisance" or "a bleeding heart". "There's a bleeding cut on my arm" is okay but bleeding here can be taken as a swear word rather than an adjective, so it is better to avoid it.
     

    Forero

    Senior Member
    Yes. If it's the child's own blood, then "My arm is bleeding" is the most natural way to say it.

    An actual young child may say it in some unusual way, but I doubt any native would say "a bleeding".
     
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