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Daniel López

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I have seen that the normal grammatical structures are to diagnose+ Direct Object (an illness)+ to someone. Or to diagnose someone with something (an illness). And, using the passive voice, somebody is diagnosed with something (illness). All those possibilities aere rather confusing. Are the following forms possible? Which is the most commonly used?
"The doctor diagnosed her with bronchitis" (I think that "with" is compulsory here)
"Se was diagnosed with bronchitis (by the doctor)"
"She was diagnosed by the doctor as having bronchitis"
"She diagnosed bronchitis" (The Collins Cobuild English Dictionary includes this sentence, but it is totally ambiguous and I suppose that she was the one who did the diagnosis)
Thank you
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