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    cure n treat, sick n ill

    What is the difference btw cure and treat, also btw sick and ill, pls?

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    Re: cure n treat, sick n ill

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    What is the difference btw cure and treat, also btw sick and ill, pls?
    when you are using British English ill means having a sickness and sick is a synonym for vomit (to be sick = to vomit)

    a cure is is something that can relieve you from a disease, a treat is a snack or candy (e.g. trick or treat)

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    Re: cure n treat, sick n ill

    Quote Originally Posted by Rona 12 View Post
    What is the difference btw cure and treat, also btw sick and ill, pls?
    We can treat a disease, that is give medication for it, but the treatment may or may not work. When we cure a disease we give treatment which works.

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    Re: cure n treat, sick n ill

    Quote Originally Posted by meee View Post
    when you are using British English ill means having a sickness and sick is a synonym for vomit (to be sick = to vomit)

    a cure is is something that can relieve you from a disease, a treat is a snack or candy (e.g. trick or treat)
    Look up the verb "to treat" it has several meanings which you may find interesting.

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    Re: cure n treat, sick n ill

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    We can treat a disease, that is give medication for it, but the treatment may or may not work. When we cure a disease we give treatment which works.
    thanx lot. Any clue for sick and ill, pls?

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    Re: cure n treat, sick n ill

    Quote Originally Posted by meee View Post
    when you are using British English ill means having a sickness and sick is a synonym for vomit (to be sick = to vomit)

    a cure is is something that can relieve you from a disease, a treat is a snack or candy (e.g. trick or treat)
    You need to learn first, then advise!!!

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    Re: cure n treat, sick n ill

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    thanx lot. Any clue for sick and ill, pls?
    They are synonyms in most cases. A person could say "I am sick" or "I am ill" and mean the same thing. It is true that in BrE we often say that someone is being or has been sick to mean that they are vomiting or have vomited.

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    Re: cure n treat, sick n ill

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    They are synonyms in most cases. A person could say "I am sick" or "I am ill" and mean the same thing. It is true that in BrE we often say that someone is being or has been sick to mean that they are vomiting or have vomited.
    Thanx. Yes, I know about the vomiting, have heard it many times from Brits .

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