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    #1

    sick or ill; didn't attened or skipped

    1)"I was sick so I skipped my classes."

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    2)"Since I was sick, I skipped my classes."


    OR

    3)"As I was ill, I didn't attend my classes."

    OR

    4)"I didn't attend my classes because I was ill."

    If possible, could you tell me which one out of four is likely to be heard from an average Joe in the street? Do Americans use ill for sick?

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    Re: sick or ill; didn't attened or skipped

    Americans, as a gross generalization, are more likely to say "sick" than "ill."

    The "As" construction is a bit formal for saying you skipped class.

    I felt sick so I skipped class.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: sick or ill; didn't attened or skipped

    Skipped class implies to me that your absence was unofficial, even though you had a legitimate reason (illness),

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