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    Hi teachers,

    I'm suffering from dysentery.
    I'm suffering from diarhoea. What's the difference?


    I have a diarhoea. Is it correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naeem Afzal View Post
    Hi teachers,

    I'm suffering from dysentery.
    I'm suffering from diarhoea. What's the difference?


    I have a diarhoea. Is it correct?
    Look up "diarrhoea" (note the spelling) and "dysentery" in a good dictionary. They are not the same. The first is a symptom. The second is an illness. No article is needed. We just say "I have diarrhoea" or "I am suffering from diarrhoea".
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 17-Jun-2013 at 15:03. Reason: typo
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Isn't it "dysentery"?

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    Default Re: Diarhoe

    Quote Originally Posted by Naeem Afzal View Post
    Isn't it "dysentery"?
    Yes, it is.

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    Default Re: Diarhoe

    It is indeed "dysentery". I missed the misspelling the first time (and then copied it!) I've now edited my first response too.
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    Default Re: Diarhoe

    I'm suffering from the runs.
    I have the runs. Are these also used?
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    Default Re: Diarhoe

    They are. And in south Asia, people often say "My stomach is out."

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