Formal vs. informal language
When speaking with colleagues or writing, it is best to use formal or technical verbs. However, these verbs may not be very familiar to your patients or seem overly formal. Instead you could use phrasal verbs.
- Can you match the formal verb to its matching phrasal verb?
- Can you make a sentence using one of the phrasal verbs which is new to you?
extract pick up
anaesthetise throw up
lower take out
contract bring down
vomit put under