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BMJ 2008; 337 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39462.374259.AD (Published 11 July 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a566
  1. Jonathan O’B Hourihane, professor of paediatric allergy
  1. 1Clinical Investigations Unit, Cork University Hospital, Republic of Ireland
  1. j.hourihane{at}ucc.ie

    The verb “to inform” can be either transitive or intransitive. I think transitive basically means a transaction takes place: “I informed the patient that he had cancer” [the transaction being that I gave the patient important information]. The intransitive use is to inform on someone, …

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