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    #1

    My throat is hoarse.

    Hi teachers,

    My throat is hoarse. Correct?
    What other words can be used in place of "hoarse" to give the same meaning? Can it be "sore"?


    Many thanks.

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    #2

    Re: My throat is hoarse.

    Quote Originally Posted by Naeem Afzal View Post
    My throat is hoarse. Correct?
    It's possible, but I am far more likely to say that I or my voice is hoarse, and that I have a sore throat.

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    #3

    Re: My throat is hoarse.

    I think the pronoun I is a typo, isn’t it?


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    #4

    Re: My throat is hoarse.

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    I think the pronoun I is a typo, isn’t it?

    No, it's not a typo. We sometimes say "I am hoarse", so 5jj meant "I am far more likely to say "I am hoarse" or "My voice is hoarse" but he shortened it to "I or my voice is hoarse".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    #5

    Re: My throat is hoarse.

    As others have suggested, the word "hoarse" refers to a sound, not a physical condition. Your throat may be sore, inflamed, swollen, etc.

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