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    laid up sick

    Hi teachers,

    My hen is laid up sick in her pen. Is it correct?


    Many thanks.

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    Re: laid up sick

    Quote Originally Posted by Naeem Afzal View Post
    Hi teachers,

    My hen is laid up sick in her pen. Is it correct?


    Many thanks.
    Not very natural/common. "Laid-up" is typically used to describe persons (humans) who are incapacitated because of some illness or injury.

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    Re: laid up sick

    Thanks and what would be the natural one?

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    Re: laid up sick

    Quote Originally Posted by Naeem Afzal View Post
    Thanks and what would be the natural one?
    Well, I'm not sure I would recognize a "sick" hen from a healthy one, but as far as your statement is concerned, just delete "laid up".


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    Re: laid up sick

    Quote Originally Posted by Naeem Afzal View Post
    Thanks and what would be the natural one?
    You can simply say "My hen is sick".

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    Re: laid up sick

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    Well, I'm not sure I would recognize a "sick" hen from a healthy one,
    Have a guess here.

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    Re: laid up sick

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Have a guess here.
    I said "sick" not dead.

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    Re: laid up sick

    Quote Originally Posted by billmcd View Post
    I said "sick" not dead.
    Have a look at his:

    Quote Originally Posted by JMurray View Post
    not a teacher

    Here, "sick" is used with its current slang meaning of "good" or "great".
    etymology - Origin of current slang usage of the word "sick" to mean "great"
    In this sense, this one does look really sick to me:
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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