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Jigneshbharati
Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2018 2:58:57 AM
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Sevelamer is indicated for the control of hyperphosphataemia in adult patients receiving haemodialysis or peritoneal ...

http://www.dorsetccg.nhs.uk/Downloads/aboutus/medicines-management/Shared%20Care%20Guidelines/sev...

Is "receiving haemodialysis..." a reduced relative clause functioning as an adjective modifying "patient's"?

How do we know when to remove who and "s or es from the main verb?"

Patients who receives...
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2018 10:01:52 PM

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Hello again.

Yes - you could look at that as a reduced clause.

Sevelamer is indicated for the control of hyperphosphataemia in adult patients receiving haemodialysis or peritoneal ...

Sevelamer is indicated for the control of hyperphosphataemia in adult patients who are receiving haemodialysis or peritoneal ...

I don't know any rule about WHEN to reduce a clause. You can always reduce a relative clause, but sometimes the result can be ambiguous.

I would say that a rule (if anyone wrote one) would be something like:
"Reduce a relative clause when you want to, but not when it changes the meaning or makes the meaning uncertain or ambiguous."

You would not have "patients who receives . . .".
"Patients" is plural and "receives" is singular.

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Jigneshbharati
Posted: Friday, June 15, 2018 12:47:53 AM
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