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Which one of the following is correct to use?

  • New diagnosed cases.

  • Newly diagnosed cases.

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  • New diagnosed cases - "New" is an adjective, which qualifies the noun "cases". So this means that the cases themselves are new. They also happen to have been diagnosed.
  • Newly diagnosed cases - "Newly" is an adverb, which qualifies the verb "diagnosed". So this means that the cases themselves may or may not be new; but they have only just been diagnosed.
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Depends on which meaning you want. New diagnosed cases suggests that they are diagnosed cases that you haven't yet seen. Newly diagnosed cases suggests that they are cases that have just been diagnosed, regardless of whether you have or haven't seen them.

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