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    Can hospital be AVAILABLE

    Can we say "good hospital or shops are available in a city" while speaking about advantages of living in a city."Present" also do not seem appropriate to me.

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    Re: Can hospital be AVAILABLE

    Quote Originally Posted by sweetan View Post
    Can we say "good hospital or shops are available in a city" while speaking about advantages of living in a city."Present" also do not seem appropriate to me.
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    Hello, Sweetan.

    Maybe something like:

    Well-equipped hospitals and fully stocked stores are

    found/ located in larger cities.

    Maybe (I am not sure) the word available is not the best

    word. I get the idea (only my opinion) that the services of a

    hospital are available, but not the hospital.

    Yes, I agree: maybe present would not be too appropriate.

    Thank you

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    Re: Can hospital be AVAILABLE

    In AmE, we'd say hospitals and shopping areas are nearby. If we wanted to be more specific we'd say "X city" is within Y miles of Z Hospital, a major medical center, and is also very near several retail shopping areas.

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    Re: Can hospital be AVAILABLE

    How about good hospitals and shops are (to be) found in cities?

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