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    correct the concept

    Iam used to hearing this sentence " i have been to hospital " but what is the difference between i was in hospital and i have been to hospital (British English'

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    Re: correct the concept

    Welcome to the forum, HUSEE. .

    Please use a capital letter for the first person pronoun I

    'I was in hospital' would normally be used with a past-time expression, or as a response to some question such as, "Where were you last week/month/etc?".

    "I have been to hospital" simply tells us that at some time in your life you have been a patient in a hospital. You would not normally expect to see it without some such expression as 'sveral times'.

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