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Koh Elaine
Posted: Sunday, August 12, 2018 9:05:41 AM
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He met with an unfortunate event, where a blood vessel in his nose ruptured and he had to be admitted to hospital.

1. I believe 'event' is the wrong word. I cannot think of a suitable word. Could somebody tell me what is the most suitable word?
2. Would it be better if the bold words were replaced by 'hospitalised'?

Thanks.
Elorac
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Accident?

A day without laughter... is a day wasted :-)
Koh Elaine
Posted: Sunday, August 12, 2018 9:56:50 AM
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Thanks, Elorac.

Regarding the second question, would it be better if "hospitalised" were used instead?
Elorac
Posted: Sunday, August 12, 2018 10:12:26 AM
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Yes, I think hospitalised sounds better.

A day without laughter... is a day wasted :-)
Koh Elaine
Posted: Sunday, August 12, 2018 10:56:22 AM
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Elorac wrote:


Yes, I think hospitalised sounds better.
Thanks,Elorac.
TMe
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'Incident' for 'event' is a better word.

An event is usually a planned thing. Leaving home, a birth, a wedding, a party, those are generally considered events. An incident is usually unplanned. It is something that happens unexpectedly, and often there is a negative connotation.

I am a layman.
Koh Elaine
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Thanks to both of you.
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Incident .
Romany
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If you chose the word "incident" here the whole sentence would have to be re-written as we (BE & AE) do not say "X met with an incident."
Koh Elaine
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Romany wrote:

If you chose the word "incident" here the whole sentence would have to be re-written as we (BE & AE) do not say "X met with an incident."

Thanks, Romany.

If that's the case, how would it be re-written?
Koh Elaine
Posted: Monday, August 13, 2018 10:36:37 AM
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Koh Elaine wrote:
Romany wrote:

If you chose the word "incident" here the whole sentence would have to be re-written as we (BE & AE) do not say "X met with an incident."

Thanks, Romany.

If that's the case, how would it be re-written?


As Romany appears to be not around, could somebody else please help. Thanks.
Romany
Posted: Monday, August 13, 2018 10:52:42 AM
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Koh -

It was the "met with" which was incorrectly used. One doesn't "meet with" an event or an incident. It's usually an "accident" one meets with in this kind of text.

"After an unfortunate incident in which a blood vessel in his nose ruptured, he had to be admitted to hospital/hospitalised." is how it would be written to use either "incident" or "event".
Koh Elaine
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Thanks, Romany.
sonia.grerwal
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Will the word "occasion" fit in?
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nice info keep it up
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