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    What is MD still?

    I know "MD" is an abbreviation for medical doctor. I want to know what article of a sentence MD is. It is separated by two comma, but why?

    So again, in the sentence:
    Jane Doe, MD, evaluated the patient for half an hour.

    what article of the sentence is "MD?" and why is it separated by two commas as opposed to just one?

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    Re: What is MD still?

    Oh, sorry! I misread your post.

    'MD' in this sentence is an appositive: a word or phrase that renames, modifies, or otherwise explains a noun sitting right next to it. Appositives are set off by commas to indicate their function.

    I hope this is more useful,



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