Aside

helpful grammar tip for cold and flu season

nauseous, like noxious and nauseating, describes a quality of making other people ill – in fact, feel nauseated. if you feel ill, you are nauseated.

describing yourself as nauseous indicates that you make other people sick to their stomachs.

try not to do that. the flu is sufficient.

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3 thoughts on “helpful grammar tip for cold and flu season

  1. AJ in GR says:

    Hmmm…I too used to be a grammar Nazi, but now that it is okay to say “everybody put on their coat” and “the girl who I helped” and “he finished the job so quick”, I bet using nauseous to mean nauseated is acceptable!

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