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    carry out

    The cosmetologist, who carried out (did?) the facial, said that I should use this cream.....

    Can I use 'did' in here or 'carried out' is better?

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: carry out

    I would say did, thus: She did the facial. You could also use the verb give thus: She gave me a facial.

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    Re: carry out

    Thank you.

    1) She did a facial.
    She did a facial on/for me?

    2) The cosmetologist, who did/carried out the procedure, said that....

    If it is not facial, but one of many other cosmetic procedures, would the sentence be correct (with 'did')?

    2) The surgeon carried out/performed the operation (surgery).

    Not 'did' here?

    Many thanks.

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    #4

    Re: carry out

    1. She did a facial on me.
    2. Yes.
    3. No, the surgeon performed the operation.

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    Re: carry out

    Thanks, clear on 'did' here.
    Let me make sure with 'carry out', please.

    2) The cosmetologist carried out the procedure.
    3) The surgeon carried out the operation.

    Fine?

    Thank you.

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    #6

    Re: carry out

    Yes, they are both fine.

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    #7

    Re: carry out

    It's still preferable to say the surgeon performed the operation.

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    #8

    Re: carry out

    "Did the surgery/operation" is OK.

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    #9

    Re: carry out

    Thanks.
    Why the difference in opinions on that, I wonder? :)

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    #10

    Re: carry out

    There are lots of differences of opinion between native English speakers. We rarely disagree on what is correct or incorrect. We frequently disagree on what is natural and what isn't.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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