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    using "in extremis"

    Is this the right usage for the phrase "in extremis"? My intention is to say: they brought a near dead man into the house.
    "They brought him in in an in extremis condition."

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    Re: using "in extremis"

    You can't say that. Actually, few native speakers would use 'in extremis' at all. If they did, they'd say something like, "When they brought the man in, he was in extremis.

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    Re: using "in extremis"

    can we use "in extremis" instead of "critical" ?

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    Re: using "in extremis"

    I would recommend that you didn't use 'in extremis' at all. Quite a few native speakers would not understand what you meant by it.

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    Re: using "in extremis"

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    "When they brought the man in, he was in extremis."
    How can we write this in active voice please? I mean without using "was"?

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    Re: using "in extremis"

    The two verbs in that sentence are active,

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