1) I am sick
2) I am ill
3) I am not feeling well
What are the differences among the above sentences?
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.
than u very much for clearing things out