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"Fixing" #9221
08/19/05 03:16 PM
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neurolady Offline OP
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I have just been given a new doctor. He likes to use "fixing to" to mean "about to". I know we should let the doctors keep their own style, but do I actually type "fixing to"?

Thank you!!

Re: "Fixing" #9222
08/19/05 08:59 PM
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Of course it's ultimately up to him, but I think "fixing to" is a little too slangy. I think I'd put "going to" in most situations -- "getting ready to" or "preparing to" could also work.

HTH
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Re: "Fixing" #9223
08/19/05 09:57 PM
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Thank you for your help!

I left it as "fixing to" this time (others were changed) in hope that he would catch it.

Re: "Fixing" #9224
08/20/05 03:39 PM
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I have a doc who says "in lieu of" when he means "in light of." When I first heard it I thought there was a meaning I didn't know about, so I looked it up and there wasn't. I've been changing it for 5+ years and have never had him or anyone in the office say anything.

By the way, I say "fixing to" all of the time! My English teacher in high school used to ask me what was broken! (I am a long-transplanted Southerner to Maine). I wouldn't get mad if I said it and someone changed it on me!


kkb (Karyn), who considers herself a newbie and still remembers what it was like to be a newbie!
Re: "Fixing" #9225
08/27/05 04:14 PM
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Fixin' to?? heck, I didn't know there was another verbiage allowed!!! laugh


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