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    #1

    prone on beds

    Are these sentences both correct:
    1-These patients are more comfortable lying prone on bed.

    2-These patients are more comfortable lying prone on beds.

    The second one sounds much more natural to me than the first one, but is the first one incorrect? I am not sure it is.

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    Re: prone on beds

    'In bed' is the most natural, though 'on beds' is possible.

    Do you mean 'prone' or 'supine'?

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    Re: prone on beds

    Thank you very much 5JJ.

    I meant 'prone', but actually 'supine' makes more sense!

    Gratefully,
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    #4

    Re: prone on beds

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    but is the first one incorrect?
    I'd say so.

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    #5

    Re: prone on beds

    Unless you're talking to medical people, I'd suggest:
    These patients are more comfortable lying in bed on their backs.
    These patients are more comfortable lying in bed on their stomachs.

    I'm sure I'm not the only person who can never remember which one is which in the "official" terminology.
    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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