I work for a governmental agency. We frequently start sentences on our high volume forms with "Have you had". For example, "Have you had, or are you currently taking medication for a condition that causes unconsciousness"? or "Have you had a license suspended or revoked in another state." To me this sounds awkward and possibly grammatically incorrect, but hoping for some expert guidance on this! What is the proper way to phrase these types of questions?
These are worded correctly. In the one question you included, "Have you had, or are you currently taking, medication for a condition that causes unconsciousness?", a comma is needed after 'taking'. Being questions, they all should end with a question mark.
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