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a) My back hurts.

b) My back is hurting.

Could you tell me whether there exists any difference of meaning or nuance between a) and b)? Thanks in advance!

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Any difference of meaning or nuance between a) and b)? Yes


a) My back hurts. This sounds like a permanent condition..

b) My back is hurting. This sounds like a temporary condition. It also sounds like it is hurting right now.