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  1. Member
    Retired English Teacher
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    #1

    appointment number

    Please take a look at something said in an outpatient clinic.

    "Do not enter the consulting room until your appointment number (A. shows B. shows up C. is shown D. is displayed ) on the screen."


    Please let me know which choice will make the sentence more natural or authentic. Thank you a lot.

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    Interested in Language
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    #2

    Re: appointment number

    I usually favor the active voice but in this case I think D is the most natural choice.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: appointment number

    I think C.

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