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    diagnose

    Does the verb "to diagnose" take a preposition? Can I just say that someone has been diagnosed pneumonia or should I say 'diagnosed of pneumonia?

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    Re: diagnose

    Diagnosed with​ pneumonia.
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    Re: diagnose

    I am not a teacher.

    The doctor diagnosed pneumonia.

    The patient was diagnosed with pneumonia.
    The patient was diagnosed as having pneumonia.

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    Re: diagnose

    In formal texts, you may see diagnosis of pneumonia, often when not discussing individual cases.

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