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I am a not looking scabs doctor Options
Joe Kim
Posted: Saturday, July 22, 2017 12:47:32 AM

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1. I'm a not-looking-scabs doctor.
2. I am a not-look-scabs doctor.
3. I am a don't-look-scabs doctor.

Which version make sense?
IMcRout
Posted: Saturday, July 22, 2017 1:24:14 AM

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I'm afraid, none of these make any sense to me.
What language is this?

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thar
Posted: Saturday, July 22, 2017 2:46:32 AM

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Do you mean scary?

I am a scary-looking doctor.
I am not a scary-looking doctor.
Харбин Хэйлунцзян 1
Posted: Saturday, July 22, 2017 2:57:38 AM

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thar wrote:
I am a scary-looking doctor.

No. Not a doc but a vet:

https://www.annabessacookvet.com/scabies-mange

Quote:
Sarcoptic Mange (Scabies)


აბა ყვავებს ვინ დაიჭერს, კარგო? გალიაში ბულბულები ზიან.
palapaguy
Posted: Saturday, July 22, 2017 10:58:20 AM

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Joe Kim wrote:
1. I'm a not-looking-scabs doctor.
2. I am a not-look-scabs doctor.
3. I am a don't-look-scabs doctor.

Which version make sense?

It would be nice to know the CONTEXT of the question. Without CONTEXT others will have to guess at answers and neither they nor you can have confidence in them.
FounDit
Posted: Saturday, July 22, 2017 12:04:29 PM

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Харбин Хэйлунцзян 1 wrote:
thar wrote:
I am a scary-looking doctor.

No. Not a doc but a vet:

https://www.annabessacookvet.com/scabies-mange

Quote:
Sarcoptic Mange (Scabies)


The person would more likely say, "I'm not a vet (veterinarian)".
But to use your sentence, "I'm not a scabies doctor", would mean "I don't know how to treat this infection".

Just as a side-note, when I was growing up, the old folks used to put old motor oil on dogs and cats that had scabies (mange), and it worked.

Some months ago, a cat appeared here with mange on its rear back and tail. My wife wanted to keep him, so I put some motor oil on his mange, but she wouldn't be satisfied until she took him to the vet several days later.

The vet took some scrapings but could find no evidence of the mites, and said he would likely heal up just fine. She prescribed medicine anyway. You can't go to a vet without spending a bunch of money.


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Joe Kim
Posted: Saturday, July 22, 2017 12:42:10 PM

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Thank you everyone.

Not scary looking docor. Scabs--the hard dark layer over a wound on skin. And a doctor who wouldn't look at scabs on the skin while treating the wound.

(It's just children's play)

What would be the right answer?

Sarrriesfan
Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017 3:22:49 AM

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Joe Kim wrote:
Thank you everyone.

Not scary looking docor. Scabs--the hard dark layer over a wound on skin. And a doctor who wouldn't look at scabs on the skin while treating the wound.

(It's just children's play)

What would be the right answer?



As scabs are on the surface of the skin then a doctor might say "I am not a dermatologist ".

A dermatologist is a type of doctor who specialises in treating diseases and conditions that affect the skin, the field of medicine is called Dermatology.




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thar
Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017 3:46:35 AM

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Hmmm - I agree with the earlier poster it needs context.
Every doctor has to look at scabs at some point in their career! Whistle
Sarrriesfan
Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017 4:05:40 AM

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thar wrote:
Hmmm - I agree with the earlier poster it needs context.
Every doctor has to look at scabs at some point in their career! Whistle


Yes you are right if the scabs are just the result of a child scraping their knee then a doctor does not really need to,look at them, but there are other medical conditions that require further investigation.

I lack the imagination for a witty signature.
Харбин Хэйлунцзян 1
Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017 4:20:09 AM

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FounDit wrote:
But to use your sentence, "I'm not a scabies doctor", would mean "I don't know how to treat this infection".

That wasn't my sentence. :)
Anyway thanks for the comments.

აბა ყვავებს ვინ დაიჭერს, კარგო? გალიაში ბულბულები ზიან.
Joe Kim
Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017 2:16:22 PM

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Thank you everyone again.

This is about how to put words together grammartically. Is the order of the sentence starting with a bare verb and object, or ing verb followed by an object working in front of the main noun 'doctor'?

When do you make ' verb + object + main noun' form, instead of 'object + verb + main noun (subject) form ?
(Example: ___________________________________, A scab looking doctor)

leonAzul
Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017 2:28:47 PM

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Joe Kim wrote:
Thank you everyone.

Not scary looking docor. Scabs--the hard dark layer over a wound on skin. And a doctor who wouldn't look at scabs on the skin while treating the wound.

(It's just children's play)

What would be the right answer?



As child's play, the more natural version would be "a scabs-looking doctor", as in a doctor who examines and treats scabs, but that is far from standard English. A more mature child might improvise: "I am not a scab healer; show that to the nurse!"

"Make it go away, Mrs Whatsit," he whispered. "Make it go away. It's evil."
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