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    I have this condition

    This is a writing of a boy with Down's Syndrome, and "condition" is translated as "rule or necessary situation" as in "the terms and conditions of employment", but doesn't it mean a medical illness like as in "He suffers from a serious heart condition "?

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    ex)...I'm a hard worker, a good person, and I care about my friends. Even though I have this condition, my life is a lot like yours....

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    Re: I have this condition

    The translation is wrong.
    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: I have this condition

    Thanks a lot!!! So it's 5, not 4, right?

    4. state of health or physical fitness, esp good health (esp in the phrases in condition, out of condition )
    5. an ailment or physical disability: a heart condition

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    Re: I have this condition

    Keannu, do you really need our confirmation? The examples make it pretty clear that the boy is using the word to mean a disability. Many people prefer the word 'condition' because of the negative connotations of 'disability'.

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