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    What is MD?

    In the sentence:

    Jane Doe, MD, evaluated the patient for half an hour.

    what article of the sentence is "MD?" Does it have a name? I know it is supposed to be separated by two commas, but why?

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    Re: What is MD?

    MD= medical doctor

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    Re: What is MD?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    In the sentence:

    Jane Doe, MD, evaluated the patient for half an hour.

    what article of the sentence is "MD?" Does it have a name? I know it is supposed to be separated by two commas, but why?
    It is an appositive. In this case, "Medical Doctor" describes Jane Doe, but it is not necessary to include it; you could remove the appositive and still have a complete sentence.


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    Re: What is MD?

    I know it is supposed to be separated by two commas, but why?

    NO - only one:

    Joe Blogs MD, Mayo Clinic.

    Jane Doe, MD, evaluated the patient for half an hour.

    You wouldn't write/say that. It would just be

    Dr. Jane Doe evaluated...

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