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    article usage

    I want to ask a question about article usage. I know in American English we would say "She is a doctor at Hamad Hospital." and not "She is a doctor at the Hamad Hospital." However, I can't find a rule for the use of "the" before the name of a hospital. Can you give me some advice, as I am being pressured to teach the latter that sounds really wrong to me.

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    Re: article usage

    Quote Originally Posted by nebe View Post
    I want to ask a question about article usage. I know in American English we would say "She is a doctor at Hamad Hospital." and not "She is a doctor at the Hamad Hospital." However, I can't find a rule for the use of "the" before the name of a hospital. Can you give me some advice, as I am being pressured to teach the latter that sounds really wrong to me.
    It's common enough in Australia. In fact most hospitals take "the" here. I don't think it's worth risking your job over.


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    Re: article usage

    thanks that makes me feel better

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