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    aysaa is offline Senior Member
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    Hi,

    Let's treat him with not medicine.

    I have seen in a TV-series. Is that a good usage?

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    No.

    It sounds like the person was trying to make a play with words, but without context, I can't tell. It could just be bad English.

    Sounds like something you'd hear on House, where they are always arguing about what to do and how to proceed.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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