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    #1

    had suffered

    Are these sentences correct?

    She saw her doctor last week to go over x-ray results and to discuss her concern that she recently had suffered vertigo symptoms.

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    Re: had suffered

    She saw her doctor last week to go over her x-ray results and to discuss her concern that she recently had recently suffered vertigo symptoms.

    I 'd say 'experienced' rather than 'suffered'.

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    Re: had suffered

    "to" is necessary there. It's a shorter form of "She saw her doctor last week in order to go over her X-ray results".

    If you omit "to", you're left with "She saw her doctor last week go over her X-ray results", which I'm sure you know is ungrammatical.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: had suffered

    Sorry, emsr2d2, I have deleted the post, because I understood it was wrong. I thought it was the structure 'to see somebody do something' which would be grammatical in other situations, like 'She saw the man cross the road", but not in this one, of course.
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    Re: had suffered

    I wonder if you're misunderstanding what happened. "She saw her doctor" means "She had a doctor's appointment" - she actually met with her doctor and together they went over her results.

    If it had said "Last week, she saw her doctor go over her results", it would mean that the doctor looked at the results and she simply watched him do it.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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