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    #1

    having headache

    Hi guys,

    Can we say "I am having headache or toothache or he is having headache or toothache"?

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    #2

    Re: having headache

    We say "I have a headache" and "he has a toothache".

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    #3

    Re: having headache

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Can we say "I am having headache or toothache or he is having headache or toothache"?
    No, we don't say that.
    Mike's answers are one option. I'd say, "I've got a headache; He's got a toothache." The versions mean the same and are equally good.

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    #4

    Re: having headache

    Most BE speakers say 'I've got a headache', but 'I've got toothache'.

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