Choosing and using verbs

  • Kristin Messuri Associate Director of the University Writing Center at Texas Tech University / Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, TX
Keywords: writing, medical writing, medical manuscript, periodicals as topic

Abstract

Choosing precise, vivid verbs improves the clarity and enhances the style of medical
writing. Ideally, writers should use precise, vivid verbs in medical writing and other genres.
Moreover, employing active voice or passive voice has important implications for meaning
as well as style. Editing techniques such as analyzing the use of the verb “to be,” phrasal
verbs, and passive voice and learning field-specific vocabulary help medical writers to use
verbs effectively in their writing.

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Author Biography

Kristin Messuri, Associate Director of the University Writing Center at Texas Tech University / Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, TX
MD, pulmonary physician, expertise- clinical projects, ICU, COPD, general pulmonary medicine
Published
2016-01-02
How to Cite
Messuri, K. (2016). Choosing and using verbs. The Southwest Respiratory and Critical Care Chronicles, 4(13), 57-59. Retrieved from https://pulmonarychronicles.com/index.php/pulmonarychronicles/article/view/244