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    #1

    be sick for

    Is the following sentence acceptable?

    Although I am always sick for my pet Chuck, I have to be happy and live.

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    Re: be sick for

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashiuhto View Post
    Is the following sentence acceptable?

    Although I am always sick for my pet Chuck, I have to be happy and live.

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Although I really miss my beloved pet Chuck, I know that he would

    want me to get on with my life and and be as happy as possible.

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    #3

    Re: be sick for

    Hi Ashiuhto

    Changing the context very subtly, what I could personally be happy with, as a NES, but not a teacher, would be something like:

    "Although I am always homesick for my pet Chuck, I have to be happy and live [my own life] (e.g. when away from home/at college etc)."

    In this type of situation, "for" would work for me.

    See:
    homesick - definition of homesick by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.
    Acutely longing for one's family or home - (AME)

    Hope this helps
    R21

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    Re: be sick for

    Quote Originally Posted by Route21 View Post
    Hi Ashiuhto

    Changing the context very subtly, what I could personally be happy with, as a NES, but not a teacher, would be something like:

    "Although I am always homesick for my pet Chuck, I have to be happy and live [my own life] (e.g. when away from home/at college etc)."

    In this type of situation, "for" would work for me.

    See:
    homesick - definition of homesick by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.
    Acutely longing for one's family or home - (AME)

    Hope this helps
    R21

    But, as a word of caution, this word is inappropriate for describing grief over the death of Chuck.

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