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    transport, transplant

    Dear teachers,

    I have two questions to ask:

    No.1

    Horses are the principle means of transportation. I can also use "transport'. Is that right?

    No.2
    He told me he had just had a kidney __________. (transplant)
    I think I have two choices.

    The first one is :
    He told me he had just had a kidney transplant. This is emphacizes it is not other organ transplant.

    The second one is:
    He told me he had just had a kidney transplanted. This emphacizes the fact that he asked some people (doctors) to transplant his kedney. Is that right?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang

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    Re: transport, transplant

    No.1
    Transport (n.) something that serves as a means of transportation.

    No.2
    [1] noun: a kidney transplant
    [2] participle: a kidney [that was] transplanted <it sounds kind of odd to me>



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    Re: transport, transplant

    Hi,

    Thank you very much for your explanation. I understand No.2 now.

    I don't understand No.1. Is it a negative reply or a positive reply?
    In the dictionary it reads that in American English "transportation" is what "transport" in British English. But I'd like to make sure of it.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang


    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    No.1
    Transport (n.) something that serves as a means of transportation.

    No.2
    [1] noun: a kidney transplant
    [2] participle: a kidney [that was] transplanted <it sounds kind of odd to me>




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    Re: transport, transplant

    As soup said, 'transplanted' = a kidney [that was] transplanted. You would find it in the form:
    "He told me he had just had a kidney transplanted from a pig."

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    Re: transport, transplant

    Dear David,

    Thank you very much for your explanation. Now I see.

    Have a nice weekend.

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    As soup said, 'transplanted' = a kidney [that was] transplanted. You would find it in the form:
    "He told me he had just had a kidney transplanted from a pig."

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    Re: transport, transplant

    Quote Originally Posted by jiang View Post
    Hi,

    Thank you very much for your explanation. I understand No.2 now.

    I don't understand No.1. Is it a negative reply or a positive reply?
    In the dictionary it reads that in American English "transportation" is what "transport" in British English. But I'd like to make sure of it.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang
    That dictionary was right. In Br English 'means of transport' is fine (and prescriptivists and Little Englanders regard it as preferable). But the influence of film/media/internet/24-hr news/...what-have-you? has made the longer form quite common.

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    Re: transport, transplant

    Dear BobK,

    Thank you very much for your explanation. Now I see.

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    That dictionary was right. In Br English 'means of transport' is fine (and prescriptivists and Little Englanders regard it as preferable). But the influence of film/media/internet/24-hr news/...what-have-you? has made the longer form quite common.

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