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    #1

    measure/size/take


    The doctor had to measure/size_up/take the patient's temperature.

    You seem to have a fever. Let me
    measure/size_up/take your temperature.

    Hi,
    How would a native say it, please?
    Thanks.

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    Re: measure/size/take

    We take someones temperature.


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    #3

    Re: measure/size/take

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post

    The doctor had to measure/size_up/take the patient's temperature.

    You seem to have a fever. Let me
    measure/size_up/take your temperature.

    Hi,
    How would a native say it, please?
    Thanks.
    In sientific contexts:
    measure the temperature

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    Re: measure/size/take

    Quote Originally Posted by svartnik View Post
    In sientific contexts:
    measure the temperature

    Not in the UK my friend.

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    #5

    Re: measure/size/take

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    We take someones temperature.
    thanks a lot.
    do we take/measure the length/height/size/weight, please? how to say each one informally?
    thanks.

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    #6

    Re: measure/size/take

    Measure the length, size and height and check the weight.

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    #7

    Re: measure/size/take

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Measure the length, size and height and check the weight.
    sorry, I wonder if you meant "measure the length, size the height, check the weight" or "measure the length/size/height, check the weight"
    is it "measure the circumference/girth/distance", please?
    thanks!
    Last edited by jctgf; 07-Jan-2009 at 20:39.

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    Re: measure/size/take

    Measure the length, measure the size, measure the height, check the weight.

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