His condition got from worst to worse. Now to correct sentence i'll use worse to worst but for implying that his condition got better should i use well??

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    It is more idiomatic to say "His condition went from bad to worse." But if 'he' is getting better it is entirely wrong to use 'worse' or 'worst' at all. Jun 17, 2021 at 17:00
  • Then what should be correct sentence. His condition got from (ill condition) to (better condition) Jun 17, 2021 at 17:42
  • @WeatherVane: A bit more than just "more idiomatic"! OP's from worst to worse simply doesn't make sense, and for most speakers / listeners it would be impossible to distinguish worse to from worst to anyway. But you're quite right that the standard idiomatic usage is from bad to worse, and there's no equivalent for going in the opposite direction (to "improve" from being worse than bad to simply being bad again). Jun 17, 2021 at 17:43
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    @GoogleGoggle: There is no "correspondingly opposite" idiomatic usage for this context. He (or "his condition") got better, recovered, improved,... Jun 17, 2021 at 17:46
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    He is on the road to recovery. Jun 17, 2021 at 18:04

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The commonly used phrase is

worse and worse * and the opposite is* better and better. "

Since he has been in the UK, his English gets better and better."

better and better (idiomatic) continually improving Ref Word Sense

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