operate (a) surgery
Is it OK to say that??-- "operate" a surgery
I know we should say perform a surgery or perform an operation..
Just curious about that....
- 7 年前最佳解答
I have shadowed surgeons and read books written by surgeons. I think it is more correct to say "perform an operation" and "perform a surgery". If you want to say "operate...", usually I heard/read in the context of "operate on the patient".
Hope that helps參考資料： Self
- 及時雨Lv 47 年前
operate 當動詞手術，已經涵蓋 surgery 的意思。
operate on someone or some body part 才是正規用法。
According to the dictionary usage (to operate on someone):
operate on - perform surgery on; "The doctors operated on the patient but failed to save his life"
According to real usage (to operate on some body part)::
General surgeons operate on the stomach, large and small intestines, thyroid gland...
- 7 年前
I love your scientific curiosity.
Since an operation is equal to a surgery,
既然你也知道 "operation"跟"surgery" 都是外科手術，
the word "operate" itself could be a pun with double meanings.
「 "operate" a surgery」 would become
「"operate" an operation.」
"operate a surgery"
Isn't it funny and overlapped?