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    correct me please

    correct my grammar please... correct this sentence please... "i'm taking care of my child because my husband is in hospital..." thank you

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    Re: correct me please

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
    I'm taking care of my child because my husband is in the hospital. (American English requires that "the" be in front of hospital.)
    Why not "at" the hospital?

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    Re: correct me please

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    correct my grammar please... correct this sentence please... "i'm taking care of my child because my husband is in hospital..." thank you
    1. I think the sentence is okay without "the" in front of "hospital".

    2. "at the hospital" does not carry the meaning of being a patient in the hospital. He's probably at the hospital just visiting a patient there.

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    Re: correct me please

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
    As I said, in American English, the "the" is required. I have read that this is not the case in British English. In British English one can also say "he is studying at university."
    Perhaps there are more Englishes than just American and British.

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