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Asking about health

Posted By Manjusha, Filed in English Speaking

When we meet people we know, we often ask politely about their health or their general situation.

Some expressions commonly used are given below.

  • How are you?
  • How are you today?
  • What's wrong with you?
  • What's the matter with you?
  • Are you all right?
  • Are you not feeling well?
  • How is it going?

Formal answers are:

  • Very well, thank you. And you?
  • Fine, thank you.

Informal answers are:

  • Fine, thanks.
  • Not too bad.
  • OK
  • All right.
  • I am tired.
  • I have got a cold.
  • I feel quite better today.
  • I have a slight headache.


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