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hersheyz
Posted: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 6:45:59 AM
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hey which is the right sentence? i always used it the way its in the first sentence but just got to know its apparently wrong

"The doctor checked his pulse "
or
"The doctor felt his pulse"


and one more..does the word PREPONE exist??
milinad
Posted: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 7:26:56 AM
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the word prepone exists only in Indian English. Person who is not familiar with Indian English will not understand it. It would be proper to Advance the date.

Although purist might say 'feel the pulse' is correct 'check the pulse' is also widely used
chetanrocks
Posted: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 8:23:45 AM
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milinad wrote:
the word prepone exists only in Indian English. Person who is not familiar with Indian English will not understand it. It would be proper to Advance the date.

Although purist might say 'feel the pulse' is correct 'check the pulse' is also widely used


Agree with you..!!
uuaschbaer
Posted: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 9:48:29 AM

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'Prepose' means 'put before', I don't know whether it can be used for shifting dates, but it does come from 'praeponere'.
hersheyz
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thanks a lot guys...
sandraleesmith46
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hersheyz wrote:
hey which is the right sentence? i always used it the way its in the first sentence but just got to know its apparently wrong

"The doctor checked his pulse "
or
"The doctor felt his pulse"

As a nurse, I've often checked pulses but not always by feeling them. There are other ways to check pulses, which is why the term to check pulses is more widely used. One can get them from cardiac moniters, or use a stethescope to listen to the pulse directly as the heart beats, without feeling for a pulse.
Clement
Posted: Thursday, February 18, 2010 8:51:51 AM
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Thanks sandraleesmith46.

Feeling the pulse is just one way of checking (reading) the pulse. In general terms, I suppose "checking" would be better suited. In specific terms, either will do.
Geeman
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hersheyz wrote:
hey which is the right sentence? i always used it the way its in the first sentence but just got to know its apparently wrong

"The doctor checked his pulse "
or
"The doctor felt his pulse"

You could use either, but if you're talking about a doctor performing an examination, I would use the former. A doctor "checking" a pulse sounds like he's looking for vital statistics or otherwise performing something the might be part of getting a physical. Having someone "feel" a pulse sounds more like he's trying see if the person is alive or not....
hersheyz
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thanks again..
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