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    Question what's the different between ill and sick?

    Hi everyone

    I'd like to ask about the different between ill and sick.

    for example: I'm sick, I'm ill

    thank you....

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    Re: what's the different between ill and sick?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ghadah. View Post
    Hi everyone

    I'd like to ask about the different between ill and sick.

    for example: I'm sick, I'm ill

    thank you....
    There is no difference in meaning between "I am sick" and "I am ill".

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    Re: what's the different between ill and sick?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    There is no difference in meaning between "I am sick" and "I am ill".
    thank you :)

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    Re: what's the different between ill and sick?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ghadah. View Post

    Thank you. :)
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    #5

    Re: what's the different between ill and sick?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ghadah. View Post
    Hi everyone

    I'd like to ask about the different between ill and sick.

    for example: I'm sick, I'm ill

    thank you....

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    Last edited by Tarek Masud; 18-Jul-2011 at 05:04.

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    #6

    Re: what's the different between ill and sick?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarek Masud View Post
    Common cold or headache is sickness while cancer is illness; sickness refers to short term disease and illness refers to long term disease.
    I don't believe you'll find many native speakers who support this view. Where did you learn it?
    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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