Common Mistakes : ill

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Common Mistakes

Common Mistakes : ill

adjective

.BAD: I am being trained to look after ill children
.GOOD: I am being trained to look after sick children

: Ill (= sick) is usually used after a verb
.I told the doctor that I felt ill
.His father is seriously ill in hospital

: Before a noun, use sick
.Your father is a very sick man

.BAD: He wanted to be with his son who was badly ill
.GOOD: He wanted to be with his son who was seriously ill

: (seriously ill (NOT badly
.So far three people have died and five more are seriously ill

 

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