When something hurts, use the word "ache" to describe the pain:
In the first sentence, the word "ache" is a noun. In the second sentence, "ache" is a verb.
- I have a toothache.
- My tooth aches.
- You have a backache.
- Your back aches.
- Our daughter has an earache.
- Her ear aches.
You can also use the word "ache" to describe an emotional response to a situation:
- Their hearts ache for family members in Mexico who don't have enough money to feed their children.
- Tony broke up with his girlfriend because he was tired of all the heartache she gave him.
- Juanita is aching to get back home because she misses her husband and her family so much.
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