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    "take/do/have tests in/at (a?) hospital ?

    Which one of these idioms is the most accurate one :

    "take/do/have tests in/at (a?) hospital ?

    Thanks.

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    Re: "take/do/have tests in/at (a?) hospital ?

    Quote Originally Posted by David Van Beveren View Post
    Which one of these idioms is the most accurate one :

    "take/do/have tests in/at (a?) hospital ?

    Thanks.
    "Have tests at a hospital". (BrE)

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    Re: "take/do/have tests in/at (a?) hospital ?

    Or 'have tests done'. (This is not the autocratic 'have', as in 'Have one sent up to my room'). The passive construction emphasizes the position of the patient. If they're sticking needles in you and gluing electrodes to your scalp, you're 'having tests done'.)

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    PS Or you could change the sentence around, and say 'S/he's in hospital for tests/while they do some tests').
    Last edited by BobK; 16-Dec-2010 at 13:39. Reason: PS Added

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