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    hospital vocab

    1. Do we say "in hospital" or "at hospital"?
    2. Are you admitted to or from hospital?
    3. Is it very serious if you are rushed to hospital?
    4. Would you refer to a dentist by the title, Dr.?
    5. What does the phrase, just what the doctor ordered, mean?

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    Re: hospital vocab

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rona 12 View Post
    1. Do we say "in hospital" or "at hospital"?
    2. Are you admitted to or from hospital?
    3. Is it very serious if you are rushed to hospital?
    4. Would you refer to a dentist by the title, Dr.?
    5. What does the phrase, just what the doctor ordered, mean?
    1.It depends on particular situation: consider these examples form Use hospital in a sentence | hospital sentence examples
    -It may be a private bed in an NHS hospital.
    -He was sent to be educated with a dietary counselor at the isolation hospital at Bryne Boars, Chesil Beach.
    2.'admit to' is correct, you can find the answer at many dictionaries
    3.I searched the net and found the article "Billy Joel's Daughter Rushed To The Hospital In Reported SUICIDE Attempt!"
    4.No,Dr. Definition | Definition of Dr. at Dictionary.com
    5.What does the phrase which the doctor just ordered mean ?
    Note that there is no comma the phrase is not defined.

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    Re: hospital vocab

    American English:
    1. Do we say "in hospital" or "at hospital"? If you are a patient, you are in the hospital. If you simply there working or visiting a patient, you are at the hospital.

    2. Are you admitted to or from hospital? To, only.

    3. Is it very serious if you are rushed to hospital? The word "rushed" means it had to happen very quickly. It's logical that if you had to be brought to the hospital in a hurry, it's serious.

    4. Would you refer to a dentist by the title, Dr.? Yes.


    5. What does the phrase, just what the doctor ordered, mean? Exactly what is needed. Sometimes we use this in a way that has nothing to do with doctors, to simply mean it was needed.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    4. Would you refer to a dentist by the title, Dr.?
    Generally not in Australia.

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    Re: hospital vocab

    Thanx lot, great explanation.

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    Re: hospital vocab

    So dentists are not called "Doctor" in Australia or the UK? That's interesting - they go to school for four years, just as an MD. What about veterinarians? Are they called Doctor? Same with an orthodontist, who goes to school even longer?

    Do you just say "Mr."? "We need to find you an appointment slot when Mr. Richards will be available right after your hygienist?"? Or does your dentist tell you, when your kids need braces, that "Ms. Smith is the best orthodontist in the area"?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    My dentist is called Carole.

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