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    noodles

    Hi there,

    When we are sick, we will cough most of the time. What is the word to describe the thing that come from our mouths when coughing. What is the word to describe the thing which is sticky and full of germs? (usual term and formal term)

    How could I make the following sentences sound more natural?


    I felt really sick this week because I had flu. I coughed but I could cough out the thing which makes my throat very itchy. I couldn't sleep becasue everything when I slept I would cough most of the time. I then saw my naturalpath and took some herbs. It turns better now. I could cough the thing which is sticky and yellow. Yeeky!.


    Thanks
    pete

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    Anglika is offline No Longer With Us
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    Re: noodles

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Hi there,

    When we are sick, we will cough most of the time. What is the word to describe the thing that come from our mouths when coughing. What is the word to describe the thing which is sticky and full of germs? (usual term and formal term)

    Phlegm
    Mucus
    How could I make the following sentences sound more natural?


    I felt really sick this week because I had flu. I coughed but I could not cough out the thing which makes my throat very itchy [The usual term for this is "tickly"]. I couldn't sleep becasue everything when [because whenever] I slept I would cough most of the time. I then saw my naturalpath naturopath and took some herbs. It turns It is better now. I could cough the thing which is sticky and yellow. I was able to cough up the phlegm which was sticky and yellow Yeeky!.


    Thanks
    pete
    .

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    peter123 is offline Senior Member
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    Re: noodles

    Hi there,

    Is it correct?

    I coughed but I could not cough (out/ up) the phlegm which makes my throat very tickly.

    Thanks
    pete

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    Anglika is offline No Longer With Us
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    Re: noodles

    "cough up" is the usual collocation.

    Otherwise it is fine.

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