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    Red face sick, ill, not feeling well

    1) I am sick
    2) I am ill
    3) I am not feeling well

    What are the differences among the above sentences?

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    Default Re: sick, ill, not feeling well

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    1) I am sick
    2) I am ill
    3) I am not feeling well

    What are the differences among the above sentences?

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    Not much difference. "Ill" is usually reserved for more serious problems.

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    Default Re: sick, ill, not feeling well

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    1) I am sick
    2) I am ill
    3) I am not feeling well

    What are the differences among the above sentences?

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    The differences are:
    1. Sick in British English means an upset stomach if used predicatively:
    I amk sick
    2. "Ill" is not used attributively. You can say:
    I am ill. But not: An ill man. Unless you change the meaning. So the people who are ill are called the sick and not the ill. Ill can be used to mean bad or wicked as in:
    ill advised, ill informed, ill disposed
    Last edited by Dr. Jamshid Ibrahim; 28-Nov-2006 at 22:06.

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    Default Re: sick, ill, not feeling well

    than u very much for clearing things out

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