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    get/have my blood drawn for...?

    "I went to the hospital to get/have my blood drawn for a regular check-up."

    Is this sentence correct? Thank you.

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    Re: get/have my blood drawn for...?

    Quote Originally Posted by maoyueh View Post
    "I went to the hospital to get/have my blood drawn for a regular check-up."

    Is this sentence correct? Thank you.
    We don't usually bother with "my".

    I went to hospital to have [some] blood drawn for a regular checkup.

    As you can see, you also don't absolutely need the definite article before "hospital" either.

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    #3

    Re: get/have my blood drawn for...?

    We also say 'I went to hospital for a blood test'.

    Rover

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    Re: get/have my blood drawn for...?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    We also say 'I went to hospital for a blood test'.

    Rover
    Although that suggests that the blood test was done at the same time. You can go to hospital to get a vial of blood drawn and then take/send it elsewhere for the actual blood test.

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    Re: get/have my blood drawn for...?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    We don't usually bother with "my".

    I went to hospital to have [some] blood drawn for a regular checkup.

    As you can see, you also don't absolutely need the definite article before "hospital" either.
    In AmE, we go to the hospital.

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    Re: get/have my blood drawn for...?

    Quote Originally Posted by riquecohen View Post
    In AmE, we go to the hospital.
    Ah, OK, then another BrE vs AmE difference.

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    Re: get/have my blood drawn for...?

    Now that we're on the subject of AmE and BrE, I would like to add that normally in BrE we say have blood "taken" rather than "drawn" if we're not part of the medical profession.

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    Re: get/have my blood drawn for...?

    I'd use taken too- drawn sounds a bit like bloodletting to me.

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