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Jigneshbharati
Posted: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 3:08:41 AM
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I am reading an Inhaler formulary (NHS).
Ordering: flag over ordering to nurse/ pharmacist/ healthcare assistants
https://hgs.uhb.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/Prescribing-and-Administering-Medicines-Procedure.pdf
What is the grammatical form and function of "over" in "flag over..."?
What is the difference between "flag" and "flag over" in the given context?
thar
Posted: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 4:08:12 AM

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Ordering is normal - there is nothing to flag (bring to the attention of a member of staff).


This is "over-ordering" - ie ordering too much of something.

This is an imperative - Flag over-ordering! - if someone is over-ordering, flag it up - bring it to the attention of a nurse etc


PUNCTUATION, people. It is not just decoration. d'oh!
BobShilling
Posted: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 5:29:04 AM
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thar wrote:

PUNCTUATION, people. It is not just decoration. d'oh!


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Audiendus
Posted: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 7:34:21 AM
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Jigneshbharati wrote:
Ordering: flag over ordering to nurse/ pharmacist/ healthcare assistants

A hyphen in "over-ordering" is essential. I couldn't make sense of the above sentence at first!
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