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Autor:  Slezak
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Data:  24/JAN/2010 8:17 PM
Assunto:  A few suggestions

I underwent surgery (not a surgery)




I had an operation


The site of the incision/operation/surgery has became inflamed / has swollen up / seems to be infected and the stiches are broken / have broken


Ambiguity: I’d be careful with ‘because’ since you don’t mean to suggest that the broken stitches are the source of the infection at the site of the incision (the cause of the broken stiches), but that the broken stitches are evidence that an infection has taken hold


NB a more 'medical-jargon' – no ‘a’ or say ‘an example of medical jargon’ (or just plain articleless 'medical jargon' - but, further ... surely terminology rather than jargon - which suggests informal slang)


I’d head straight for emergency if I were you – ever heard of ‘golden staff’? (the horror, the horror)


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Inflamar  –  Noelle  24/JAN/2010, 10:55 AM
Inflamar  –  PPAULO  24/JAN/2010, 11:27 AM
 A few suggestions  –  Slezak  24/JAN/2010, 8:17 PM
A few suggestions  –  Dégh  24/JAN/2010, 8:25 PM
A few suggestions  –  PPAULO  25/JAN/2010, 1:11 PM
A few suggestions  –  Noelle  25/JAN/2010, 8:27 PM
A few suggestions  –  PPAULO  25/JAN/2010, 10:05 PM

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