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    sent / taken

    Dear Teacher

    The injured were sent to hospital for treatment.

    The word 'sent' should be replaced by 'taken', shouldn't it?

    Thank you very much.

    Best regards


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    Re: sent / taken

    Hi there!

    I agree with you that sent should be replaced by taken.
    Using sent makes me thing a thing was sent to hospital but not humanbeing.

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    Re: sent / taken

    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    Dear Teacher

    The injured were sent to hospital for treatment.

    The word 'sent' should be replaced by 'taken', shouldn't it?

    Thank you very much.

    Best regards
    Both "sent" and "taken" can be correct.

    A sender causes the patient to be transported to a hospital, but doesn't actually take them.

    A taker actually transports the patient.

    At the seen of an accident, a policeman, fireman, or doctor may send a patient to the hospital; an ambulance crew may take the patient there.

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