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Jigneshbharati
Posted: Sunday, September 16, 2018 1:49:02 AM
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Medication nonadherence—when patients don't take their medications as prescribed—is unfortunately fairly common, especially among patients with chronic disease. Learn eight reasons why patients don't take their medications and ways your team can help identify and improve patients' adherence to their medications.
Please explain the grammatical form and function of "as" in "as prescribed".
Does "as prescribed" modify the noun "medications" and thus function as an adjective?
FounDit
Posted: Sunday, September 16, 2018 12:08:58 PM

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Jigneshbharati wrote:
Medication nonadherence—when patients don't take their medications as prescribed—is unfortunately fairly common, especially among patients with chronic disease. Learn eight reasons why patients don't take their medications and ways your team can help identify and improve patients' adherence to their medications.
Please explain the grammatical form and function of "as" in "as prescribed".
Does "as prescribed" modify the noun "medications" and thus function as an adjective?


I'm not a grammar expert, but "as" appears to me to be an adverb and "as prescribed" looks like it modifies "take". Patients don't take (as prescribed; they don't follow the instructions given for) their medications.


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Jigneshbharati
Posted: Sunday, September 16, 2018 2:21:17 PM
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Jigneshbharati
Posted: Sunday, September 16, 2018 10:51:22 PM
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Is "as required" a reduced relative clause?
As they are prescribed
Please explain the structure "as" conjunction plus past participle
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