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    My family home was directly across the street from the clinic entrance of Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. We lived downstairs and rented the upstairs rooms to out-patients at the clinic.

    Why, here, at the clinic is written?

    If it was `for the clinic' I could understand.

    Moreover, in `at the clinic', the word `clinic' refers to `Johns Hopkins Hospital'. Am I right?.
    If it was right, then I guess (clinic = hospital) in my sentence.

    Could you help me?

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    "at the clinic" is correct. Where are those people outpatients? They are outpatients at the clinic (across the street).

    You can also say:
    a) 'outpatients from the clinic.', indicating that they come to your house from the clinic.
    b) 'outpatients of the clinic.', indiicating they are the clinic's outpatients. However, it is more natural to say 'rented the upstairs rooms to the clinic's outpatients.'.

    'outpatients for the clinic.' is not correct. You have rooms for the clinic's patients to stay in, but they are not 'outpatients for the clinic.'

    'the clinic' is not the same as Johns Hopkins Hospital; it is only a part of the whole hospital complex. (I have never been there but I am assuming that is correct)

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    A clinic is a separate area (or building) of a hospital that has regular doctor's offices and sees patients by appointment. Whereas the hospital is the facility with beds, etc, for the infirm, or surgical patients, etc.

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    Thanks to Ouish and 2006 - for all my threads.

    We lived downstairs and rented the upstairs rooms to out-patients at the clinic.

    I am rephrasing the above sentence, please tell me whether it is right or wrong.

    We lived downstairs and rented the upstairs rooms to out-patients who came for treatment at the clinic.

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    You're welcome. Your sentence is a correct one, but be aware that you added to it and the meaning is not the same as before.
    Last edited by 2006; 07-May-2007 at 05:05.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2006 View Post
    You're welcome. Your sentence is a correct one, but be aware that you added to it and the meaning is not the same as before.
    Thank you 2006.

    If you have time, could you tell me how it differs in the meaning?

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    Your new sentence only talks about patients coming for treatment. Patients can also come to the clinic for diagnosis or assessment, including after-treatment follow-up/assessmment.

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