How to wish a sick person to recover from the illness? I'm interested in the expression for informal usage.


The context is important. How sick is the person? Just a mild illness or a serious, life-threatening disease? How you write something will vary greatly depending on the answer.

For a mild illness, I would say something like

I hope you'll be feeling better soon.

For a serious illness, where you know the person may not be 'feeling better soon', I'd say something like

I'll be thinking of you and wishing you all the best for a swift recovery.

I would definitely NOT say "I hope you'll recover" as it carries the implication that the person is likely to die!

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How about

Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

It's trite but works.

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  • Or if conversationally spoken you could say 'I do hope you will be be much better soon'. I wouldn't say 'I hope you'll recover'. It infers that there is a possibility he or she may not. – Strangerbird Sep 26 '13 at 15:16

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