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Jigneshbharati
Posted: Sunday, May 13, 2018 4:32:43 AM
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There are over 1.3m patient attendances in Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHT) each year and almost every patient in our care requires medicinesduring their stay. The systems we use for managing medicines are based on paper prescription charts and have remained broadly unchanged for many decades.

http://www.eprescribingtoolkit.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/LTHT-eMedicines-Business-Case-2013-...

Please explain the use of structure "there are vs it is " and use of a coordinating conjunction "and" in

"and almost every patient..."?

I know that "and" is used to connect grammatically equal elements so which two elements are context with "and" here?
FounDit
Posted: Sunday, May 13, 2018 11:15:13 AM

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Jigneshbharati wrote:
There are over 1.3m patient attendances in Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHT) each year and almost every patient in our care requires medicinesduring their stay. The systems we use for managing medicines are based on paper prescription charts and have remained broadly unchanged for many decades.

http://www.eprescribingtoolkit.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/LTHT-eMedicines-Business-Case-2013-...

Please explain the use of structure "there are vs it is " and use of a coordinating conjunction "and" in
Because you mention 1.3 million, you must use "There are", plural. "It is" would be singular, which does not fit over one million people.

"and almost every patient..."?

I know that "and" is used to connect grammatically equal elements so which two elements are context with "and" here?

The 1.3 million patients and their requirement for medicines.



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Audiendus
Posted: Sunday, May 13, 2018 8:17:57 PM
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Jigneshbharati wrote:
I know that "and" is used to connect grammatically equal elements so which two elements are context with "and" here?

In the first sentence, "and" (which would be better with a comma before it) connects two entire clauses:

There are over 1.3m patient attendances in Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHT) each year
and
almost every patient in our care requires medicines during their stay.

In the second sentence, "and" connects the two predicates of the subject "The systems...":

The systems we use for managing medicines
are based on paper prescription charts
and
have remained broadly unchanged for many decades.

Jigneshbharati
Posted: Monday, May 14, 2018 2:17:53 AM
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