Are your blood platelets compromised?

 

The Fall 2010 issue of Alabama Wellness contains an article about plasma rich protein.  Here is one of the sentences from that article:

Platelets are a normal component of blood which compromise about 5-6 percent of the cells in whole blood.

Whoops! COMPROMISE means setlling an issue by each side giving a little.  This writer needs the word COMPRISE, which means to be made up of.

 

I would also make two other minor editing changes to this sentence:

        1) Change the word WHICH to AND for clarity. (Platelets ARE a component and COMPRISE–both verbs go back to "platelets.")

        2) Use the word TO instead of a hyphen between 5 and 6.

 

The sentence would then read this way:

Platelets are a normal component of blood and comprise about 5 to 6 percent of the cells in whole blood.

 


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