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    Default sick with or from

    Linda felt sick _________ tiredness, and therefore she had a break.
    A. with B. from

    As shown in a dictionary, sick is followed by "with" or "of".

    Are both answers correct?

    Thanks for your advice!

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    Default Re: sick with or from

    In your sentence, only with works.
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    Default Re: sick with or from

    ...because when 'sick' is followed immediately by 'of' it doesn't mean what you want it to mean. It means 'fed up with'. 'I'm sick of politicians fiddling their expenses' doesn't refer to any physical malady.

    In the case of your sentence, 'sick with' doesn't sound to me natural. I would say - and expect to hear - something like 'I am so tired I feel sick'. But if those two answers are the only available ones (in a rather dubious test ) 'with' is the only possibility.

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    Default Re: sick with or from

    Just a note: your title said you were querying whether to use "with" or "from", but your actual post asked about "with" or "of".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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