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Offline Janet Waterhouse

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Inquest abbreviations?
« on: Tuesday 21 July 20 12:51 BST (UK) »
Hi,

I've come across two, which I believe are, abbreviations used in an inquest report.

The first (Ward_1) ...? recognized... maybe short for immediately  or instantly?

The second (Ward_2) abbreviation (sw) used for sworn testimony on oath or sworn witness?

Any help, and explanation gratefully appreciated.

Janet

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Re: Inquest abbreviations?
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 21 July 20 13:57 BST (UK) »
Ward 1 word is immediately

Add - scrap that. I'll puzzle some more!
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Re: Inquest abbreviations?
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 21 July 20 15:25 BST (UK) »
The second (Ward_2) abbreviation (sw) used for sworn testimony on oath or sworn witness?

It just stands for sworn - meaning that the witness was sworn before giving testimony.


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« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 21 July 20 15:44 BST (UK) »
The first (Ward_1) ...? recognized... maybe short for immediately  or instantly?

Yes, like Gadget, I think it is ...

I immediately recognized ...

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« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 21 July 20 16:13 BST (UK) »
immediately is the only word that really makes sense but she's left half of the letters out! Could the marks above refer to an error or insert?
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« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 21 July 20 16:20 BST (UK) »
immediately is the only word that really makes sense but she's left half of the letters out! Could the marks above refer to an error or insert?

I think the line above the word could be a contraction mark, indicating that some letters have been left out of the word
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« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 21 July 20 16:33 BST (UK) »
immediately is the only word that really makes sense but she's left half of the letters out! Could the marks above refer to an error or insert?

I think the line above the word could be a contraction mark, indicating that some letters have been left out of the word

Yes, sorry, I should have explained that in my reply  ::)

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Re: Inquest abbreviations?
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 22 July 20 07:34 BST (UK) »
A big thank you to all who responded, and offered solutions.

As always, it's much appreciated.

Janet