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    Hi,

    Which verb to go with menses/period?

    She's ... period/menses.

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    Re: period

    In BrE, "She's got her period". I hear "She's on her period" too. Colloquially, women simply say "I'm on" too. Other women always know what that means.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: period

    We don't use menses conversationally. It's usually just a medical term.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: period

    There are, if you're interested, some rather odd/delightful colloquial terms for it:

    1. It's that time of the month.
    2. I'm on the blob.
    3. Aunt Flo is visiting.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: period

    American women may say I'm on the rag.
    I am not a teacher.

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