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    Be struck off

    I am reading in my dictionary that "be struck off" in BrE means that if a doctor or lawyer is struck off, their names is removed from the official list of people who are allowed to work as doctors etc.
    Would you please correct my mistakes in the following sentences.

    1. After the doctor had bungled the operation, the patient demanded that he be struck off the medical register.
    2. A psychiatrists was accused of verbally abusing his patients and was temporarily struck off the medical register.

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    Re: Be struck off

    In 2, change "psychiatrists" to "psychiatrist". We don't use this terminology in AmE, but your sentences seem fine to me. We use "suspended license" or "license suspension".

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    Re: Be struck off

    Mike,
    Thank you, Would you please tell me how I could write my first sentence in AmE using the phrase "license suspension."
    Would it be correct if I write for example:
    After the doctor had bungled the operation, the patient demanded that he receive a licence suspension.

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    Re: Be struck off

    That would be OK. More likely is "After the doctor had bungled the operation, the patient demanded that his license be suspended/revoked."

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    Re: Be struck off

    Struck off the register/
    Deregistered/
    License revoked
    It is the most drastic action taken by the professional boards.
    Other disciplinary actions include warning, reprimand, fine and suspension.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Be struck off

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    1. After the doctor had bungled the operation, the patient demanded that he be struck off the medical register.
    2. A psychiatrists was accused of verbally abusing his patients and was temporarily struck off the medical register.
    In the UK at least, the above sentences would be well understood if they ended at 'struck off'.

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