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bad conditon

Post by Lie.K. » Tue Oct 12, 2004 6:08 am


I'd like to ask about how to express the reason of bad condition.

1) I'm sick with a fracture.
2) I'm sick with a cold.
3) I'm in bad condition with a stomachache.

Do 1),2) and 3) make sense?
Would you give me some better expressions?

Thank you. :)

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Post by Alan » Tue Oct 12, 2004 1:40 pm

1) A fracture is an injury, not a sickness. We would say simply

I have a fracture.

2)Possible, but better

I have a cold.

or even

I'm down with a cold.

3) Unnatural. Again 'have' would be better.

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