Anonymous:In British English, ill means unwell. Ill is most common in predicative position.
She couldn’t come because she was ill.
Before a noun, many British people prefer to use sick.
She spent years looking after her sick husband.
Be sick can mean ‘vomit’.
I feel sick. Where is the bathroom?
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Doll:Lol. Philip you are right, when I use that word people look at my face very strangely but I found a solution. I pronunce it wrong. Though its pronunciation is /sık/, I pronunce it as /'sıg/.
AnonymousBe sick can mean ‘vomit’.To clarify, for BrE:
1. I am sick = I am ill, I am unwell.
2. I am being sick = I am vomiting.
3. I was sick = either I was ill or I vomited.
4. I feel sick = I feel as if I'm about to vomit (and may well do so).
5. I felt sick = I felt as if I was about to vomit (but probably didn't).
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