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    for an ultrasound

    - Tonight I have to take my wife to the hospital for an ultrasound.
    - Tonight I have to take my wife to the hospital to get an ultrasound.

    - Do these 2 sentences make any sense?

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    Re: for an ultrasound

    Yes - they are both fine.

    The first one is a bit more natural-sounding.

    Rover

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    Re: for an ultrasound

    Quote Originally Posted by namsteven View Post
    - Tonight I have to take my wife to the hospital for an ultrasound.
    - Tonight I have to take my wife to the hospital to get an ultrasound.

    - Do these 2 sentences make any sense?
    How could they not? Is your doubt about the meaning of 'ultrasound'?

    Thanks very much to Teachers,

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    Re: for an ultrasound

    PS 'for an ultrasound', in that context, almost certainly means 'for an inspection of the progress of her pregnancy, using ultrasound equipment'. Ultrasound equipment can be used for other things, but the 'default' meaning - in the case of a woman of child-bearing age - is that.

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