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    before given sth

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    ... active hepatitis B (give baby HBIG and hepatitis B vaccine) Baby may go to breast immediately after birth before given the immunity shots, ...

    Do you native speakers think 'before given sth' is a correct expression? Thank you in advance.

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    Re: before given sth

    Yes.

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    Re: before given sth

    Thank you very much, soup. And I'd like to know if we can use other past particles with 'before', as in:

    The machine can't be used before repaired.
    I've got to get better prepared before taken to New York.

    Thank you again.

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    #4

    Re: before given sth

    Your examples require the word "being" after "before." It's like to see the entire sentence in the first one, but it seems to be written a bit in "headline" mode - using "Baby" instead of "The baby," for example.

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    Re: before given sth

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Your examples require the word "being" after "before." It's like to see the entire sentence in the first one, but it seems to be written a bit in "headline" mode - using "Baby" instead of "The baby," for example.
    Hi Barb. You can see the dot point by clicking on the link in the first post.
    I agree that in formal English, it should read "before being given".

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