Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceWords & Wordplay · 4 weeks ago

Do we say I have flu or I have the flu?

5 Answers

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago
    Best Answer

    "The flu." No real reason, but "I have bronchitis" "I have a cold" "I have the flu."

  • RP
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    In this example, "the" is necessary.

  • John P
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    Both versions are heard in conversation in Britain. If without "the" more likely as "I've got flu".

  • 4 weeks ago

    Short for influenza, a virus, therefore I have the flu (virus) or I have ‘a’ flu virus. That would be my take.

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  • God
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    I have the flu.

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