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    I need to know if this sentence is correct.

    His cholesterol has been under control in the past at 148. Is has right or should it be had?

    I'm confused.

    Please help!

    Erin

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    Re: I need to know if this sentence is correct.

    You need to provide more information for that determination.

    What is the whole paragraph this sentence is used in? What is the paragraph prior to this sentence? What is the sentence after this one?

    Has or had could be correct in either case, depending on the usage.

    If you are saying that it has been under control in the past, and it can be again in the future.

    Or you are saying it had been under control in the past, however now it is uncontrollable.

    Wholeman


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    Where should commas be in this sentence?

    An echocardiogram was performed on 08/21/07 at Stony Brook Hospital for posthemipneumonectomy had revealed no significant valvular leaks, a mild diastolic dysfunction, and a slightly reduced systolic function.


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    Re: I need to know if this sentence is correct.

    Quote Originally Posted by erempa View Post
    His cholesterol has been under control in the past at 148. Is has right or should it be had?

    I'm confused.

    Please help!

    Erin
    I would write that sentence as follows:

    His cholesterol level at 148, was under control in the past.

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    Re: Where should commas be in this sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by erempa View Post
    An echocardiogram was performed on 08/21/07 at Stony Brook Hospital for posthemipneumonectomy had revealed no significant valvular leaks, a mild diastolic dysfunction, and a slightly reduced systolic function.


    For better readability I would reconstruct the sentence as follows.

    An echocardiogram performed on 08/21/07 at Stony Brook Hospital for posthemipneumonectomy revealed the following.
    1. No significant valvular leaks
    2. Mild diastolic dysfunction
    3. Slightly reduced systolic function

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    Re: I need to know if this sentence is correct.

    Should you revise it so, I would expect you to use the proper colon after the word 'following'.

    Wholeman

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    Re: I need to know if this sentence is correct.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wholeman View Post
    Should you revise it so, I would expect you to use the proper colon after the word 'following'.

    Wholeman
    Yes sir, I agree. It was an oversight.

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