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Hospital Scene 2

Ashlie and Stephen go to hospital, where Stephen is examined and has X-rays taken.

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We can use the word 'just' to be more polite and to reassure people. For example, the doctor says:

  • The nurse just needs to do some tests.

We usually use 'just' before the main verb in a sentence:

  • Can you just wait for a few minutes?
  • Just try to relax.

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Hello Aung Thet Naing,

Although it's true that negative question tags typically follow an affirmative main verb, what the nurse says here is not a mistake. Positive question tags can be used after positive verbs to express interest or concern about what the other person just said, or to ask for confirmation that you've understood the other speaker. That is how the nurse uses this question tag here.

Some native speakers are very forgiving of errors, whereas others are not, but I wouldn't let that worry you - work hard, pay attention and practise and you'll surely make progress!

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Sir, could you tell me which one of these is correct:
'Can I call you in just a minute?'
'Can I just call you in a minute?'

Hello Adtyagrwl,

Both of these are correct and in this context there is little difference. I think the first is the more common phrasing.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you!

I got wrong because I was not able to put letter I in capital letter... :( take note of this guys.....

Hello, May I ask you one question.
How's diffirent about anyway and however?

Hello sommai,

'However' is used to show a contrast. It is most often used at the beginning of a sentence. For example:

It's not a good idea. However, you can do it if you wish.

Anyway is generally used at the beginning of the sentence to show a change of subject.

So those are my plans for this weeken. Anyway, tell me about your holiday... 

'Anyway' can also be used to show a contrast and in this use is usually used at the end of a sentence. For example:

I wasn't a good idea but he did it anyway.

In this use the meaning is similar to 'nevertheless'.

I hope that helps to clarify it for you.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello sir,
What about Although, Eventhough and Despite. Could it be used in same way?

Hello dlis,

Please take a look at this page on the subject - I think it will provide an answer to your question.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hi

I really didn't know that males could be 'nurses' too!

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