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    Default Badly/Not well

    "I'm badly"
    "I'm not well"

    If I am ill can I say like this?

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    I mean if saying like this sounds natural?

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    Default Re: Badly/Not well

    Please don't post a follow-up question after only twenty minutes. You could have edited your original post.

    I am not well.
    I am sick.
    I am ill.
    I am unwell.

    We do not say "I'm badly" or "I'm bad. You might say "I'm doing badly" if you're already sick and someone asks you how you are but you would have to be very ill to use that.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: Badly/Not well

    Thanks.
    What about "I am sickly."
    Is it natural?
    How often and in which cases do you english-speakers use this word?

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    Default Re: Badly/Not well

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Lucky_One View Post
    Thanks.
    What about "I am sickly."
    Is it natural?
    How often and in which cases do you English ​(no hyphen is required) speakers use this word?
    We don't say that. You will see "He/she was a sickly child" but that means that when he/she was a child, he/she was regularly ill.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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