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    #1

    ''have'' vs ''go through''


    I'll have a medical exam
    .
    I'll go through a medical exam.
    I'll undergo a medical exam.

    I'll have a medical examination .
    I'll go through a medical examination.
    I'll undergo a medical examination.

    I'll have an ecography.
    I'll go through an ecography.
    I'll undergo an ecography.


    hi,
    is any of these sentences correct?
    how would a native say, please?
    Last edited by jctgf; 02-Jul-2008 at 00:42.


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    #2

    Re: ''have'' vs ''go through''

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post

    I'll have a medical exam
    .
    I'll go through a medical exam.

    I'll have a medical examination .
    I'll go through a medical examination.

    I'll have an ecography.
    I'll go through an ecography.

    hi,
    is any of these sentences correct?
    how would a native say, please?
    Two questions for you:

    Is this an examination for a medical qualification or a physical examination by a doctor?

    What do you mean by "ecography"?

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    #3

    Re: ''have'' vs ''go through''

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Two questions for you:

    Is this an examination for a medical qualification or a physical examination by a doctor?

    What do you mean by "ecography"?
    hi,
    it's an examination by a doctor.
    I think that the right word for "ecography" in English is "ultrasound".
    also, I have changed the original post by adding sentences with "undergo".
    thanks.


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    #4

    Re: ''have'' vs ''go through''

    Thanks.

    None of your sentences is what would be regarded as normal English.

    The usual way we would say this is "I'm going to have a medical examination" or "I'm going to have a physical examination" or "I will be having a medical/physical [examination]". Often, examination is omitted.

    As to the ultrasound, it would be "I am having an ultrasound scan" or "I will have an ultrasound scan" or "I will be having an ultrasound scan".

    Undergo is not a word I would expect in this connotation.

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    #5

    Re: ''have'' vs ''go through''

    thanks.
    one of my sentences (in the original post) was "I'll have a medical examination.". Is this one fine?
    "I am going to" instead of "I will" would be more natural in this kind of sentence?
    despite being widely used in spoken English, should "gonna" be avoided in written English?
    thanks again.


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    Re: ''have'' vs ''go through''

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    thanks.
    one of my sentences (in the original post) was "I'll have a medical examination.". Is this one fine?
    "I am going to" instead of "I will" would be more natural in this kind of sentence?
    despite being widely used in spoken English, should "gonna" be avoided in written English?
    thanks again.
    "I'll have a medical examination" is fine, as a statement of intent: "I'll have a medical examination in order to get a good insurance deal"

    "I'm going to..." would certainly be more natural as a general statement of a future event.

    "gonna" should certainly be avoided in written English, as should wanna or any of the other sloppy pronunciations, UNLESS you are writing dialogue and want it to sound colloquial. Of course, what you do in blogs on the net is another matter!

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