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    Slight illness.

    If someone catches a cold and I'd like to ask about the health which expression is better:
    Are you getting better? or Are you felling (any) better?
    I hope you feel better or I hope you' re felling bette.
    I wish you a speedy recovery.
    How do you make your recovery?-- Is it possible to use "how"?
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    Re: Slight illness.

    Quote Originally Posted by towcats1 View Post
    If someone catches a cold and I'd like to ask about their health, which expression is better?

    Are you getting better? or
    Are you feeling (any) better?
    With my corrections, they're both correct. They have slightly different meanings.

    I hope you feel better. or
    I hope you're feeling better.
    With my corrections, they're both correct. However, the first expresses a wish for the person's future but the second expresses a hope for the present.

    I wish you a speedy recovery.

    How do you make your recovery? (Is it possible to use "how"?)
    No. This doesn't work at all.
    See above.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Slight illness.

    These work:

    Are you feeling (any) better?
    I hope you feel better.
    I hope you're feeling better.
    I wish you a speedy recovery.


    How do you make your recovery?-- Is it possible to use "how"?
    Not in that way. You can ask How are you feeling?

    (ems beat me to it.)

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    Re: Slight illness.

    Are you recovering from your illness?

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    Re: Slight illness.

    'Illness' is a little excessive for a cold.

    ​Are you getting over your cold?

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    Re: Slight illness.

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    'Illness' is a little excessive for a cold.
    Not for me. And the millions of people who visit doctors and take days off work with a cold apparently share my usage. It's generally a trivial illness, of course. 'Illness' doesn't imply chronicity.

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