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    Exclamation Tricky Question !

    I was visiting my best friend _____ the hospital.

    a. at
    b. in

    Choose the best answer and explain WHY ?
    Thank you in advance

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    Default Re: Tricky Question !

    I visited him in the hospital (American English)
    I visited him in hospital (British English)

    But : He works at the hospital (in both varieties of English)

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    Default Re: Tricky Question !

    Thank you Wase for explaining.

    I understand now if we are visiting someone who works at a hospital ,we use at.

    And if we are visiting someone who dose not work there (like for instant a patient) we use in .

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    Default Re: Tricky Question !

    You see, AT THE HOSPITAL or IN THE HOSPITAL are both pretty acceptable. The only difference is that 'at the hospital' refers to the entire hospital grounds, whereas 'in the hospital' refers to the actual building itself. They're just different ways of saying the same thing.

    As far as I'm concerned, the 'in (the) hospital' option in the example you provided, is preferable.
    That's my take on it. Hope this helps.

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    in the hospital

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    In hospital.

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    Default Re: Tricky Question !

    Quote Originally Posted by Bader2004 View Post
    I was visiting my best friend _____ the hospital.

    a. at
    b. in

    Choose the best answer and explain WHY ?
    Thank you in advance
    Additionally, visiting collates with in: to visit someone in(side) a place e.g., hospital, Rome.

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