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    finish/finish getting that out

    We will clean the wound out good. Make sure that there is no debris, dirt or anything like that inside the cut. After we finish getting that out, making sure that there is no dirt left in the cut, we will take new clean gauze dressing.

    We will clean the wound out good. Make sure that there is no debris, dirt or anything like that inside the cut. After finishing that out, making sure that there is no dirt left in the cut, we will take new clean gauze dressing.

    Do above sentences have same meaning or have some differences?
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    Re: finish/finish getting that out

    "After finishing that out" is not grammatical.

    Since the first part says "no debris, dirt, or anything...." it seems redundant to say "making sure that there is no dirt left in the cut."
    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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    #3

    Re: finish/finish getting that out

    We will clean the wound well. We will thoroughly clean the wound.

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    Re: finish/finish getting that out

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    "After finishing that out" is not grammatical.

    Since the first part says "no debris, dirt, or anything...." it seems redundant to say "making sure that there is no dirt left in the cut."
    Is the first sentence is correct? What is the grammatical error in the second one?

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    Re: finish/finish getting that out

    I corrected the first sentence. The second sentence is correct.

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    #6

    Re: finish/finish getting that out

    Umm... I think Mike didn't read very carefully (something I've been guilty of myself). It's not okay either. The part is red is not grammatical. Dressing, at least, requires an article. But "take" alone doesn't tell us anything. Take it where?

    After we finish getting that out, making sure that there is no dirt left in the cut, we will take new clean gauze dressing.
    After making sure there is no dirt left in the cut, we will apply a clean gauze dressing.
    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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