He is ill pleased and He is pleased with his new dress.In these 2 sentences please describe the use of the word please and also about the word ill.

Asked by  | 27th Jun, 2014, 10:05: AM

Expert Answer:

In the first sentence the term ‘ill pleased’ means ‘unhappy’ or ‘unsatisfied’. Whenever the adjective ‘ill’ is used along with some word, it renders the word negative.

For eg:

1. She remained absent from work on account of her ill health.

2. Despite the fights they had in the past, Sam and Jack have no ill will between them.

3. I am ill pleased with the job timings.

Whereas in the second sentence the word ‘pleased’ is used in its traditional sense to mean ‘satisfied or delighted about something’. In both cases the words are used as adjectives.

For Eg:

1. I was pleased with the way the food turned out.

2. The teacher was pleased with the results of the class.

Answered by Valentina Trindade | 27th Jun, 2014, 04:19: PM

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