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which is correct to say?

"I am ill." OR "I am sick." OR "I am not well."

asked Jun 19 '13 at 14:08 Scarlet Darwin Contributor

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Scarlet, all three sentences are grammatically correct.  I am sick is the most common expression; I am ill sounds more formal (often too formal -- but it may sound natural in British English), and I am not well is also okay but is not as commonly used as I am sick.  I hope this helps.

link answered Jun 19 '13 at 14:47 Shawn Mooney Expert

yeah.. I got it. Thanks

Scarlet DarwinJun 19 '13 at 15:00

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Is 'I am sick' really more American than 'I am ill'? Any input from others?

link answered Jun 19 '13 at 22:02 Ahmad Barnard Expert

I agree. Both can be used in American or British English comfortably, but "ill" is used slightly more often in British and "sick" almost always in American.

MattJun 19 '13 at 22:43

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