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    #1

    this steroid (is still/is still being) prescribed

    Which tense works best in this sentence?

    A lot of parents may have been shocked to read that this stereoid (is still / is still being) prescribed for their children.

    Is the other option incorrect?

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    #2

    Re: Passive simple vs passive continuous

    They're both possible. I'm not sure which one you were refering to as "the other option". I'd probably use "prescribed to", by the way.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Passive simple vs passive continuous

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    They're both possible. I'm not sure which one you were refering to as "the other option". I'd probably use "prescribed to", by the way.
    Is "prescribed for" incorrect, or just sounds in an unnatural way?

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    Re: Passive simple vs passive continuous

    Is "prescribed for" incorrect, or ​does it just sounds sound in an unnatural? way?
    It's not incorrect.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: Passive simple vs passive continuous

    I would say "is still being/getting prescribed."
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 16-Jan-2017 at 09:48. Reason: Fixing typo.

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    #6

    Re: Passive simple vs passive continuous

    Please note that I have changed your thread title and corrected your misspelling of steroid.



    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

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