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    Default The indefinite article

    Hi,

    Is the indefinite article required in front of "fever"?

    I fell seriously ill with a fever.

    Also, is this formal or informal to say? I have to add this in a formal letter. What about "I was suffering from fever/ I was ill with fever/ I was fevering"?

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    Default Re: The indefinite article

    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Nutty View Post
    Hi,

    Is the indefinite article required in front of "fever"?

    I fell seriously ill with a fever.

    Also, is this formal or informal to say? I have to add this in a formal letter. What about "I was suffering from fever/ I was ill with fever/ I was fevering"?

    Thanks,

    Mr. Nutty
    You'll get different regional responses. We say "a fever" in AusE.
    You can say "I was feverish", but not "I was fevering".

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