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    Is it correct or needs some corrections.

    I phoned Dr. John to inquire about the health of Mrs. Tania and her operation date. I am surprised to know that the Dr.John has not met her personally nor has given any time frame for her operation. However he met her niece yesterday.Her nice showed him the medical report of her ant and informed that her ant is out of town and will be available for her check up in a few days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meela View Post

    I phoned Dr. John to inquire about the health of Mrs. Tania and her operation date. I WAS surprised to know that Dr.John HAD NEITHER met her personally nor given any time frame for her operation. However he met her niece yesterday. Her niece showed him the medical report of her aUnt and informed that her aUnt WAS out of town and WOULD be available for her check up in a few days.
    That's my suggestion.
    Last edited by meobeo; 09-Aug-2010 at 13:06.

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    Thanks It is really helpful for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meela View Post
    Is it correct or does it need correction?

    I phoned Dr. John + surname to inquire about the health of Mrs. Tania + surname and her operation date. I am was surprised to know find out that the Dr. John + surname has not met her personally nor has he given any time frame timescale for her operation. However, he met her niece yesterday, Her nice who showed him the her aunt's medical report of her ant and informed him that her aunt is out of town and but will be available for her check up checkup in a few days.
    We use the surname after "Dr" or "Mrs", so "Dr John" and "Mrs Tania" wouldn't be correct. You need to either add the surname to the first name, or simply use "Dr/Mrs" + surname.

    Note that "checkup" is all one word when it's a noun. As a verb it's "to check up [on]"
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 09-Aug-2010 at 14:13. Reason: Typo

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    Just a side note: In the US (and I believe in the UK as well) we don't usually use titles and first names.

    If the doctor's name is John Smith, he is Dr. Smith, not Dr. John. (There are exceptions to this: a children's doctor might be called "Dr. Mary" to make it friendlier for children.)

    If the patient's name is Tania Jones, she is Ms. Jones or Mrs. Jones, not Mrs. Tania. (Again, exceptions do exist. But it's not the norm.)

    If this is the standard where you live, that's fine, but it's something I thought you should be aware of.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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