I can assure you that in Britain we are much more likely to say i have toothache than i have a toothache.
Yeah, I'd never say this myself but I've definitely heard Brits say it.
INteresting! In American usage you'd never hear that. Are there any other aches that don't take an article in British usage?
I have stomache ache, I have back ache, I have ear ache. I would always say I have a head ache though.
Thanks! Good to know for when I go to the UK. In US all of those aches take an article.
As a Brit I would use either "a backache" or "backache" equally--perhaps it is a regional thing.
Why is 'My teeth hurt" not an acceptable answer?
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Why doesn't it accept I have toothache? - a set phrase in English. Similarly 'I have backache/earache etc. but I have a headache.
No, "I have toothache" is perfectly acceptable!
Hmmm...even the Oxford dictionary (which is the British English standard) says that "I have a toothache" is the correct form.
That's correct v common usage
Is "My tooth hurts" acceptable? Depending on context, this a perfectly normal thing to say in English.
I've got toothache.
I've got headache.
I've got stomache ache.
I've got a headache.
Sorry not I've got headache,
I've got A headache!