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    Post in a six-hour window

    Don't take more than 2 pills in a six-hour window.

    What does it mean "window"?

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    Re: in a six-hour window

    window
    a period of time during which something can happen
    ▪ The shuttle's launch has a window of only two days. [=it can only happen within two specific days] ▪ The window of opportunity [=the time during which there is a chance to do something] has closed/ended.


    I would say Do not take more than two pills within six hours.

    http://chealth.canoe.ca/drug_info_de..._id=1163&rot=4
    Do not take more than 6 tablets within 24 hours or 10 tablets within 7 days.

    http://www.drugs.com/cdi/lysteda.html
    Do not take more than 3 doses within 24 hours.

    Last edited by sunsunmoon; 29-May-2011 at 01:54.

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    Re: in a six-hour window

    Quote Originally Posted by weizhide View Post
    Don't take more than 2 pills in a six-hour window.

    What does it mean "window"?
    Where did you read this, weizhide?

    The consequences of misunderstanding this instruction could be very serious for the patient - even fatal.

    The writer needs to be reminded of the importance of sticking to the recommended wording.

    Rover
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 28-May-2011 at 12:27.

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    Re: in a six-hour window

    As an instruction for a medicine, I agree with Rover that it is not good wording.

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    #5

    Re: in a six-hour window

    Is my sentence good?

    Last edited by sunsunmoon; 29-May-2011 at 01:53.

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    #6

    Re: in a six-hour window

    Yes, it is, but please state that you are not a teacher.

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    Post Re: in a six-hour window

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Where did you read this, weizhide?

    The consequences of misunderstanding this instruction could be very serious for the patient - even fatal.

    The writer needs to be reminded of the importance of sticking to the recommended wording.

    Rover
    In a TV show. a yong man giving someone illegal drugs and says, "Don't take more than 2 in a six-hour window.

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    Re: in a six-hour window

    Quote Originally Posted by weizhide View Post
    In a TV show. a yong man giving someone illegal drugs and says, "Don't take more than 2 in a six-hour window.
    TV shows rarely contain good English.

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    Re: in a six-hour window

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Yes, it is, but please state that you are not a teacher.

    Rover
    I'm sorry but I don't think it is needed unless there isn't any information about "A teacher or not" in his/her profile!
    I really can't understand why it is needed! In fact, as a learner, I always look at the answerers'/posters's profile before believing in their answers!
    Another reason I may think of is someone is not a teacher now, the time goes by, many members can remember that "ah, he or she is not a teacher" and whenever they look at his or her username, they can instantly think that he or she is certainly not a teacher (no need to look at the profile) , but one day, he or she becomes a teacher, many members may still think he or she is not a teacher (for they don't look at the profile) but that won't happen if any one should state clearly "NOT A TEACHER" at the top or bottom of every posts of him or her! When he or she becomes a teacher, simply get rid of that habit!
    Thank you!

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    Re: in a six-hour window

    Quote Originally Posted by weizhide View Post
    In a TV show. a yong man giving someone illegal drugs and says, "Don't take more than 2 in a six-hour window.
    Not only do TV shows frequently contain bad English, they certainly shouldn't be relied upon for medical advice. I'm not sure I'd be asking my drug dealer for any useful advice. (Please note that I don't actually have a drug dealer!)

    However, in this context, it still means the same thing. In any period of six hours, do not take more than two of the pills.

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