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    Tomorrow I will bring my so to government hospital to do a X-ray.

    Tomorrow I will bring my so to government hospital to do a X-ray.

    What is the correct verb for X-ray?

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    #2

    Re: Tomorrow I will bring my so to government hospital to do a X-ray.

    Quote Originally Posted by wilbertjim View Post
    Tomorrow I will bring my son to the (or "a") government hospital to have an X-ray.

    What is the correct verb for X-ray?

    As you can see from the above, it's "have".
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    Re: Tomorrow I will bring my so to government hospital to do a X-ray.

    In case you missed it in Grumpy's post, you don't have a "so", you have a "son".

    The person who does/takes the X-ray is the radiographer/radiologist. Your son will have an X-ray.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Tomorrow I will bring my so to government hospital to do a X-ray.

    In the US the x-ray is taken by the X-ray technician and is read by the radiologist (who is a physician.)

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    Re: Tomorrow I will bring my so to government hospital to do a X-ray.

    In the UK, we do have the same distinction regarding the radiologist but in some hospitals and surgeries, the radiologist might both take the X-ray and then interpret it.
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    #6

    Re: Tomorrow I will bring my so to government hospital to do a X-ray.

    The same distinction is made in Aus. But the press doesn't seem to know about it. Their main error is calling a radiographer a radiologist. It's no wonder the public has difficulties.

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    Re: Tomorrow I will bring my so to government hospital to do a X-ray.

    To be fair, I doubt many members of the public need to know the distinction. They just need to know that they'll get an X-ray if they need one and that it will be interpreted correctly.
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    #8

    Re: Tomorrow I will bring my so to government hospital to do a X-ray.

    http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/X-ray_1
    After reading the above, I think it is correct to say 'Tomorrow I will bring my son to the government hospital for an X-ray'.

    Not a teacher.

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    Re: Tomorrow I will bring my so to government hospital to do a X-ray.

    Yes, you can use that too.
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    Re: Tomorrow I will bring my so to government hospital to do a X-ray.

    It would be much more natural written like this: "I am taking my son to the government hospital for an X-ray tomorrow."

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