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    #1

    Which is the correct sentence?

    1. The medicine should be taken half an hour after breakfast and dinner.

    2. The medicine should be taken half an hour after breakfast and after dinner.

    3. The medicine should be taken half an hour after breakfast and half an hour after dinner.

    Which sentence should I use to refer to the fact that I have to take the medicine half an hour after breakfast and half an hour after dinner?

    Thanks.
    Last edited by Tan Elaine; 21-Jul-2012 at 05:43.

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    #2

    Re: Which is the correct sentence?

    You usually give your threads better titles than this, Tan Elaine. The medicine should be taken. . . would have been good for this one.

    #1 is the most concise and is sufficient as an instruction for most people.

    You need only use one of the longer versions if you are talking to a patient who for whatever reason may not fully understand the short form.

    Rover

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