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    by/from the doctor .

    please help me. which one correct.

    1: My friend asked me to get the temperature checked from the doctor.

    2: My friend asked me to get the temperature checked by the doctor.

    please help me out in these sentences.

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    Re: by/from the doctor .

    Quote Originally Posted by xeeshan57 View Post
    please help me. which one correct.

    1: My friend asked me to get the temperature checked from the doctor.

    2: My friend asked me to get my temperature checked by the doctor.

    please help me out in these sentences.
    2. is correct.
    Or, "My friend asked me to get the doctor to check my temperature."

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    Re: by/from the doctor .

    Thanks a lot:)
    you helped in correcting the sentences.

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    Re: by/from the doctor .

    Quote Originally Posted by xeeshan57 View Post
    please help me. which one correct.

    1: My friend asked me to get the temperature checked from the doctor.

    2: My friend asked me to get the temperature checked by the doctor.

    please help me out in these sentences.

    Neither of them sound natural at all to me.
    I'm not a teacher yet, but I am studying a Bachelor of Education with an English Literature major at Charles Sturt University, in NSW, Australia.

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    Re: by/from the doctor .

    Quote Originally Posted by HanibalII View Post
    Neither of them sound natural at all to me.
    I agree. I could understand it if it said "My friend suggested [that] I get my temperature checked/taken by the doctor". It's odd to use "My friend asked me to ..." in this context.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: by/from the doctor .

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I agree. I could understand it if it said "My friend suggested [that] I get my temperature checked/taken by the doctor". It's odd to use "My friend asked me to ..." in this context.

    That's not the problem I have with the sentences. It's the 'get the temperature checked'

    I honestly think it should be 'My friend asked me to get my temperature checked by the doctor'

    I don't find the 'My friend asked me to' part strange at all. Especially if that friend thinks you're sick.
    I'm not a teacher yet, but I am studying a Bachelor of Education with an English Literature major at Charles Sturt University, in NSW, Australia.

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    Re: by/from the doctor .

    You don't need a doctor to take your temperature.

    You can do it yourself with a clinical thermometer available everywhere.

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    Re: by/from the doctor .

    We understood that the part in question was "the temperature" vs "my temperature". Both of us who amended the sentence used "my temperature" so that should answer that question. However, when a sentence is unnatural, we say so.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: by/from the doctor .

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    We understood that the part in question was "the temperature" vs "my temperature". Both of us who amended the sentence used "my temperature" so that should answer that question. However, when a sentence is unnatural, we say so.
    I thought I had all that covered in my first post. When I said "2 is correct", the presumption was that I meant the corrected 2, which was part of my post.
    Yes, the originals were unnatural, and you don't need a doctor to take your temperature; and generally you don't tell the doctor his job.
    It's also unnatural to ask your friend to get their temperature taken, but that's not impossible, and if that's what happened then that's how you say it.

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    Re: by/from the doctor .

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    I thought I had all that covered in my first post. When I said "2 is correct", the presumption was that I meant the corrected 2, which was part of my post.

    It might be helpful to make that a little clearer. With the way you worded it, it sounded as though you thought his second sentence was correct, or as an alternative he could use the sentence you said.
    I'm not a teacher yet, but I am studying a Bachelor of Education with an English Literature major at Charles Sturt University, in NSW, Australia.

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