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I have been laid up with the flu #1 (permalink) Sun Nov 14, 2010 10:23 am   I have been laid up with the flu
 

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ESL/EFL Test #521 "English Slang Idioms (263)", question 2

"I am sorry I haven't called you for a while. I have been ......... up with the flu for the past week and haven't called anyone," Lacy told her mom.

(a) linked
(b) lamed
(c) laid
(d) looked

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #521 "English Slang Idioms (263)", answer 2

"I am sorry I haven't called you for a while. I have been laid up with the flu for the past week and haven't called anyone," Lacy told her mom.

Correct answer: (c) laid
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where haven't and have not is used

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I have been laid up with the flu #2 (permalink) Sun Nov 14, 2010 11:59 am   I have been laid up with the flu
 

'Haven't' is a more informal form of 'have not'.
Use'haven't' when chatting or writing informally. Use 'have not' for formal writing, including exams.
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