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    #1

    I've visited a teacher, doctor and an artist, twice to each of them.

    Please correct/ restructure this: I've visited a teacher, a doctor and an artist, twice to each of them.

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    #2

    Re: I've visited a teacher, doctor and an artist, twice to each of them.

    One possibility:

    "I've made two visits each to a teacher, a doctor and an artist."

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    #3

    Re: I've visited a teacher, doctor and an artist, twice to each of them.

    Thank you. When it's a single visit, won't "I've made a visit each to a teacher, a doctor and an artist" sound little awkward? How would the sentence formation be in that case? And, does the original sentence make sense or understandable but too awkward or grammatically incorrect?

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    Re: I've visited a teacher, doctor and an artist, twice to each of them.

    Is it possible to say 'I have visited a teacher, a doctor and an artist twice separately'?
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: I've visited a teacher, doctor and an artist, twice to each of them.

    Thanks for the input. Respectively sounds better than separately. Looking forward to moderator's/ expert's answer.

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    Re: I've visited a teacher, doctor and an artist, twice to each of them.

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    Is it possible to say 'I have visited a teacher, a doctor and an artist twice separately'?
    It's not very natural.

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    Re: I've visited a teacher, doctor and an artist, twice to each of them.

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    Respectively sounds better than separately.
    I think the two adverbs do not mean the same.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: I've visited a teacher, doctor and an artist, twice to each of them.

    I too am not sure Matthew. But respectively is used interchangeably with seperately in some contexts. Hope the experts resolve this.

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    Re: I've visited a teacher, doctor and an artist, twice to each of them.

    Respectively is used only for talking about the order in which things must be put together. I sold the two beds to Emma and Luke for £120 and £150 respectively. This means that I sold one bed to Emma for £120 and the other to Luke for £150. The word is not appropriate for the sentence being discussed in this thread.

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    Re: I've visited a teacher, doctor and an artist, twice to each of them.

    Quote Originally Posted by MeyaN View Post
    But respectively is used interchangeably with seperately in some contexts.
    You might have mistaken 'respectively' for 'individually'.
    I am not a teacher.

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