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    Verb "doctor"

    I have tried to use "doctor" in my sentences. Would you please correct my mistakes?

    1. John went with his newly bought second-hand car to the mechanic, and they told him the milometer was doctored.
    2. The CEO was accused of doctoring the sales figures.
    3. The trial collapsed because the police doctored the evidence.

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    Re: Verb "doctor"

    They are OK. I would prefer "had been doctored" in #1.
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    #3

    Re: Verb "doctor"

    The device that records distance traveled is an odometer, at least in AmE.
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    #4

    Re: Verb "doctor"

    2. With figures, I prefer using "manipulated".
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    #5

    Re: Verb "doctor"

    Bassim wants to know whether he used the verb 'doctor' correctly. The answer is yes.

    There are alternatives, but that wasn't the question.

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    Re: Verb "doctor"

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    The device that records distance traveled is an odometer, at least in AmE.

    It's a milometer in BrE.
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    Re: Verb "doctor"

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    It's a milometer in BrE.
    Also spelt "mileometer", which is how I've always spelt it. I didn't realise "milometer" was an accepted spelling until this thread.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #8

    Re: Verb "doctor"

    Odometer is used in BrE too, and is a device that measures distance travalled by a vehicle.

    Strictly speaking, a milometer measures the number of miles travelled.
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    #9

    Re: Verb "doctor"

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    It's a milometer in BrE.
    Is the metric version a kilometerometer? I sure hope so!
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    Re: Verb "doctor"

    Perhaps it's a kilometreometer.
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