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    Smile Can I get the anti-hepatitis B vaccine shot here?

    Hello~ Can you help me say this naturally please?


    A: ⓐCan I get the anti-hepatitis B vaccine shot here?

    B: Yes but before you getting the shot ⓐyou need to draw blood first.

    A: I did it at other hospital days ago, andⓐ I brought the paper.
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    Re: Can I get the anti-hepatitis B vaccine shot here?

    Quote Originally Posted by flytothesky View Post
    Hello~ Can you help me say this naturally please?


    A: ⓐCan I get the anti-hepatitis B vaccine shot here?

    B: Yes but before you getting the shot ⓐyou need to draw blood first.

    A: I did it at other hospital days ago, andⓐ I brought the paper.
    A: Can I get a Hepatitis B vaccination here?
    B: Yes, but you need a blood test first.
    A: I had one at the hospital a few days ago. Here are the results.

    This is Australian usage; it may vary elsewhere.

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    Re: Can I get the anti-hepatitis B vaccine shot here?

    It seems in the colonies, land of immigration, we like being clear at the expense of local colour. What Ray wrote sounds perfect here, too, whereas "draw blood" sounds like a bit of a precious litote, an indirect name for the test.

    (I was shocked in London to see that the baggage storage service at the train station was called "Left Luggage"... you could only get away with such an unclear term if you felt you were the original English-speakers. North Americans would never call it that.)


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    Re: Can I get the anti-hepatitis B vaccine shot here?

    Many thank you for your help.

    Could you tell me how to express these situations?
    Are the verb correct?

    - I pulled out a decayed tooth yesterday.

    - You have a white hair here, let me pull it off for you?

    - The doctor drawed too many blood, I feel dizzy.

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    Re: Can I get the anti-hepatitis B vaccine shot here?

    Quote Originally Posted by flytothesky View Post
    Many thank you for your help.

    Could you tell me how to express these situations?
    Are the verbs correct?

    - I pulled out a decayed tooth yesterday.

    - You have a white hair here, let me pull it off for you?

    - The doctor drawed too many blood, I feel dizzy.
    The first one is possible, but it is more likely that someone would pull the tooth for you.

    For the second one, say:
    You have a white har. Let me pull it out for you.
    For the third one, say:
    The doctor took too much blood. I feel dizzy.
    (I would hope that wouldn't happen.)


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