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Is this a correct English sentence ?

You need medicine when you sick.

I don't think it is correct because I never seen the sentence like that (need and when in one sentence) before, and today, I see this sentence in my daughter’s work book.

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  • Hello Rifki. Please help by answering two questions. 1) Do you think the answer is "Yes" or "No". 2) If you think the answer is "No", which part do you think might be wrong?
    – James K
    Jan 31 at 16:03
  • No, because i never seen the sentence like that (need and when in one sentence) before, and today, i see this sentence in my daughter’s work book Jan 31 at 16:07
  • You can certainly say You need medicine when you are sick, but if you're going to "delete" those highlighted words, you have to discard both - giving the perfectly valid alternative You need medicine when sick. Jan 31 at 17:44
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It is not a correct sentence. But there is no problem with "need" and "when" in the same sentence.

The word "sick" is an adjective and a noun. It is not a verb.

You can't say "when you sick".

You say (for example) "You need medicine when you are sick".

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