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    Hello ,

    What's the correct answer for this question? and what is the difference between the usage or meaning of diagnose and determine here?

    Once the medical examination had -----------that there was nothing seriously wrong with me, I felt much better.

    A.recognized
    B.determined
    C.diagnosed
    D.distinguished


    Thank you in advance.

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    Default Re: determined/diagnosed

    We don't do your homework for you. Look up all the words in a dictionary and tell us which one you think is correct.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: determined/diagnosed

    This is not my homework. This is a question that I'm uncertain about it's meaning. I don't know whether B or C is correct. I have included the two answers in my head in the subject of my post. I have also looked the word up in the dictionary and this is what I found.


    di·ag·nose


    Pronunciation: 'dī-ig-ˌnōs, -ˌnōz, ˌdī-ig-', -əg-
    Function: verb
    Inflected Form: -nosed ; -nos·ing
    Etymology: back-formation from diagnosis
    Date: circa 1859


    transitive verb
    1 a : to recognize (as a disease) by signs and symptoms b : to diagnose a disease or condition in <diagnosed the patient>
    2 : to analyze the cause or nature of <diagnose the problem>
    intransitive verb : to make a diagnosis
    –di·ag·nos·able or di·ag·nose·able \ˌdī-ig-'nō-sə-bəl, -əg-, -zə-\ adjective



    © 2005 Merriam-Webster, Incorporated








    Function: verb

    Synonyms: IDENTIFY, determinate, diagnosticate, distinguish, finger, pinpoint, place, recognize, spot




    © 2005 Merriam-Webster, Incorporated






    Diagnosis


    Diagnosis (from ancient Greek διάγνωσις = discernment) is the identification of the nature and cause of anything. Diagnosis is used in many different disciplines with variations in the use of logics, analytics, and experience to determine the cause and effect relationships. In systems engineering and computer science, diagnosis is typically used to determine the causes of symptoms, mitigations for problems, and solutions to issues.










    WordNet 2.0
    diagnose



    Verb
    1. determine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a diagnostic analysis
    (synonym) name
    (hypernym) analyze, analyse, study, examine, canvass, canvas
    (hyponym) explore
    (derivation) diagnosis, diagnosing
    2. subject to a medical analysis
    (hypernym) analyze, analyse, study, examine, canvass, canvas
    (hyponym) explore
    (derivation) diagnosis, diagnosing
    (classification) medicine, practice of medicine








    Diagnose (die)


    nf. diagnosis, medical opinion, process of identifying a disease from its symptoms, judgement, assessment, opinion

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    Default Re: determined/diagnosed

    "b" is correct.

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    Why is C incorrect ?

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    Default Re: determined/diagnosed

    A diagnosis is the result of a doctor finding out what is wrong with you, not what isn't​ wrong with you. You can't be diagnosed with nothing. You are diagnosed with an illness or a disease. The sentence says "... there was nothing seriously wrong with me." That is not a diagnosis.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 17-Feb-2013 at 19:57. Reason: Typo
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    Could there be a grammatical reason for why B is correct and C incorrect? Or is it only because of the meaning ?

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    Default Re: determined/diagnosed

    Quote Originally Posted by maral55 View Post
    Could there be a grammatical reason for why B is correct and C incorrect? Or is it only because of the meaning ?
    I see little point in analysing whether a meaningless sentence is grammatically correct.

    My widow and I sleep alone with all our unborn teddy bears in a wide, narrow pancake is meaningless. The fact that it is 'acceptable' grammatically is irrelevant.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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    Default Re: determined/diagnosed

    Besides, it would be a pretty impoverished grammar that made no provision for semantics. 'There is nothing wrong with this man' is just not a diagnosis.

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    Default Re: determined/diagnosed

    Quote Originally Posted by maral55 View Post
    Could there be a grammatical reason for why B is correct and C incorrect? Or is it only because of the meaning ?
    They all fit grammatically; they are all past participles. So it has to be based on meaning.

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