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    Dear teachers

    Does this sentence read well?

    The patient was given a highly concentrated drug that could kill shortly after.


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    Default Re: high concentration drug/pill

    Quote Originally Posted by Offroad View Post
    Dear teachers

    Does this sentence read well?

    The patient was given a highly concentrated drug that could kill shortly after.


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    No it doesn't. Try again.

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    Oh, my English. If it was ever good. I can't construct proper sentences anymore!

    The patient was given a concentrated drug that could kill him/her shortly after he/she took it.


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    Now I am wondering if 'take' would be better. Oh my!

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    Default Re: high concentration drug/pill

    We don't generally refer to a drug as being "concentrated".
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    Default Re: high concentration drug/pill

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    We don't generally refer to a drug as being "concentrated".
    Interesting, as I understand it, anything from gases to solids, especially liquids, can be concentrated. We learn something new every day. I found one entry ONLY on the Corpus of AmE.

    I found many entries for 'strong drugs'. 'Powerful drugs' doesn't necessarily mean the drug is strong.

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    I would use "strong drug".
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    Apart from the fact 'concentrated' doesn't collocate with 'drugs', What is wrong with the original sentence? Is it because I omitted the end?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Offroad View Post
    Dear teachers

    Does this sentence read well?

    The patient was given a highly concentrated drug that could kill shortly after.


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    The patient was given a very strong drug which was potentially quickly fatal.
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    Default Re: high concentration drug/pill

    How about this one:

    The patient was give strong drugs that could have killed her instantly [or shortly after]
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