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  1. I am again transcribing an operative report for English second language doctor and I am having a difficult time with the grammar. Can someone give me feedback on the following.

    A moderate exudate of polymorphonuclear leukocytes ( is, are) seen.

    Which word in the parentheses should I use.

    Thanks everyone for your help.

    Ted.
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   dianah
    Exudate(subject) = singular, therefore verb = singular: IS
  4. by   mauser
    Hey Ted,

    I feel for you. I have been a medical transcriptionist for 25+ years. There is a site called www.mtchat.com that has a specific place just for these kind of questions - and they get asked all the time.

    Good luck!

    Ann
  5. by   Ted1
    Thanks again everyone
  6. by   jyoung1950
    Can't help you out because I'm not an MT now but I want to be.

    I thought about going into nursing but I've been researching the MT field now and, at my age, health, and stresses in life, this kind of work is more attractive. Before becoming a CNA, I worked as a secretary and did clerical accounting work.

    I have the basic background as far as typing speed, excellence in the finished product, and grammar. I love to work at the computer.

    However, I know that just that is not enough to just do MT. When I get my money together, I plan to enroll in the M-Tec long distance course.

    jan



    Quote from Ted1
    I am again transcribing an operative report for English second language doctor and I am having a difficult time with the grammar. Can someone give me feedback on the following.

    A moderate exudate of polymorphonuclear leukocytes ( is, are) seen.

    Which word in the parentheses should I use.

    Thanks everyone for your help.

    Ted.
  7. by   lady_jezebel
    Quote from Ted1
    I am again transcribing an operative report for English second language doctor and I am having a difficult time with the grammar. Can someone give me feedback on the following.

    A moderate exudate of polymorphonuclear leukocytes ( is, are) seen.

    Which word in the parentheses should I use.

    Thanks everyone for your help.

    Ted.
    IS. In order to determine "is" vs "are", you need to look at the word "exudate".

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