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Jigneshbharati
Posted: Sunday, May 13, 2018 4:52:44 AM
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eMeds is an electronic prescribing and medicines administration system that is being introduced across inpatient and outpatientsettings at LTHT, to improve the safe use of medicines within the Trust.

I saw the above on our intranet page about Emeds prescribing system.

Is "that is being...at LTH" a restrictive relative clause modifying "system"?

Is "to improve...the Trust" an infinitive phrase modifying system and what is the subject here?
FounDit
Posted: Sunday, May 13, 2018 10:44:23 AM

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Jigneshbharati wrote:
eMeds is an electronic prescribing and medicines administration system that is being introduced across inpatient and outpatientsettings at LTHT, to improve the safe use of medicines within the Trust.

I saw the above on our intranet page about Emeds prescribing system.

Is "that is being...at LTH" a restrictive relative clause modifying "system"?

Is "to improve...the Trust" an infinitive phrase modifying system and what is the subject here?


I would say yes, to both questions. The first answers where the system is being located, and the second explains the purpose of the system.

To me it looks like this: (S)eMeds....(V)is...(O)system


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Jigneshbharati
Posted: Sunday, May 13, 2018 11:04:15 AM
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Thanks. Why have they used present progressive "is being" and not the present simple passive "is introduced"?
FounDit
Posted: Sunday, May 13, 2018 11:28:59 AM

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Jigneshbharati wrote:
Thanks. Why have they used present progressive "is being" and not the present simple passive "is introduced"?


That would change the sense of what is being said. Using 'is being' indicates and on-going effort of implementing the system.

Using "is introduced" changes the system from one that is being installed to simply describing the purpose of the system.

It's the difference between:
eMeds is an electronic prescribing and medicines administration system that is being introduced (actively installed) across inpatient and outpatientsettings at LTHT, to improve the safe use of medicines within the Trust.

and,

eMeds is an electronic prescribing and medicines administration system that is introduced across inpatient and outpatientsettings at LTHT, to improve the safe use of medicines within the Trust. (This is it's purpose, but is not yet being installed)


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Jigneshbharati
Posted: Sunday, May 13, 2018 12:19:45 PM
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