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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    Is Dave ill?

    "Is Dave ill? He's lost a lot of weight."
    Yes, he's looking very slender these days, isn't he?"

    Could a kind teacher please show me where the error is in this sentence and why.
    Thankyou

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    #2

    Re: Is Dave ill?

    Not a teacher.

    To me, slender is thin in a healthy or fit way.

    How about gaunt?



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    #3

    Re: Is Dave ill?

    Even just thin will convey the message you want.

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