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    sick

    Could someone tell me what are the differences among the the sentences below:
    1-He came down with flu.
    2-He went down with flu.
    3-He fell / took sick with flu.
    4-He was laid low with flu.
    5-He laid up with flu.
    6-He became ill with flu.

    Thanks in advance.
    Last edited by majid72; 31-Oct-2007 at 07:20.

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    Re: sick

    He was laid low/up suggest to me that he was confined to bed.

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