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    be filled with nausea

    Please check out the following sentence.

    I was filled with nausea at the sight of the putrid kitchen waste.

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    Re: be filled with nausea

    Your sentence is acceptable and I have heard and read similar versions. However, a better way of saying the same thing is: I was overcome with nausea by the sight of the putrid kitchen waste.


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    Re: be filled with nausea

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnParis View Post
    Your sentence is acceptable and I have heard and read similar versions. However, a better way of saying the same thing is: I was overcome with nausea by the sight of the putrid kitchen waste.


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    Or "I was nauseated....."

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    Re: be filled with nausea

    I would use "I was nauseated by the sight of ..." or "I was overcome with nausea at the sight of ..."

    Mind you, a few weeks ago, one of the other teachers/natives on this forum made a very good point about either the word "nausea" or "nauseated" (I can't remember which word or what the point was - oops!)

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    Re: be filled with nausea

    I've heard 'nauseous' in speakers of Am Eng. It's understood - perhaps because of American comics (I always imagine Woody Allen's voice when I see the word written down) - but the word's rarely used in colloquial Br Eng.

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