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    Default Re: high concentration drug/pill

    Quote Originally Posted by Offroad View Post
    How about this one:

    The patient was give strong drugs that could have killed her instantly [or shortly after]
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    You've now changed it from "a strong drug" to "strong drugs". Which one is it?
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    Default Re: high concentration drug/pill

    Either. My goal with this thread is to learn what words go with drugs and especially the use of 'shortly after' at the end of the sentence.

    Thank you for your patience.

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    Default Re: high concentration drug/pill

    OK, well I've already told you that "strong drug(s)" would be my choice. You can say "which could have killed her shortly after(wards)", "which could have killed her quickly", "which could have killed her in a short period of time", "which could have proved [quickly] fatal" or a few other choices. As usual in English, there isn't just one right answer.
    However, "instantly" and "quickly/shortly after" do not mean the same thing.
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    Default Re: high concentration drug/pill

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    "which could have proved [quickly] fatal"
    Loved this one!
    Very much appreciated.
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    Your teachers are setting a very high standard for you, as of course befits an excellent student.

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    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    Your teachers are setting a very high standard for you, as of course befits an excellent student.
    I'm going to give an excuse you teachers have never heard before:

    I wish I had more time to study English.

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