Which preposition is correct?

  • She was diagnosed of placenta previa.


  • She was diagnosed with placenta previa.
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    Diagnosed with.
    – Joe Kerr
    Nov 19, 2020 at 17:36
  • diagnosed as having placenta previa Nov 19, 2020 at 18:33
  • Or none: The consultant diagnosed placenta previa. Nov 19, 2020 at 18:57
  • @WeatherVane Unless the consultant is a medical consultant or a doctor capable of diagnosing diseases, I think you need a copula there. "The consultant was diagnosed placenta previa."
    – Eddie Kal
    Nov 19, 2020 at 20:22
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    @WeatherVane I think the OP's constructed sentences both assume the subject to be the patient--in both grammatical and literal senses: a semantic role that is on the receiving end of the action "diagnose" as well as the patient being diagnosed. So I thought your example also had "the consultant" in the same role and was meant to demonstrate that "diagnose" could also be used in an active construct with the patient as the subject, with which I disagree. That's why in my modified version I inserted the "was". But now that you've clarified, it seems we are on the same page.
    – Eddie Kal
    Nov 19, 2020 at 20:54


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