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    warded vs hospitalise

    Do native speakers use 'ward' to mean 'hospitalise'? According to the The New Oxford Dictionary, 'to be warded' is 'to be hospitalised'.

    For example, "The injured pedestrian was warded at XYZ Hospital."

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    Last edited by Tan Elaine; 10-Jul-2012 at 12:29.

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    Re: warded vs hospitlaise

    That is not used in the US.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: warded vs hospitlaise

    I have never heard/seen it, and there is only one citation in the BNC. so it is rare in BrE.

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    Re: warded vs hospitlaise

    I agree. You'd be well-advised to forget that, Tan Elaine.

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    Re: warded vs hospitlaise

    Thanks to all of you for your advice. Just for your information, this word is commonly used in our local newspapers.

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    Re: warded vs hospitlaise

    It sounds to me like the kind of thing you might read in wartime correspondence.

    My Darling Vera

    Don't be shocked but I was injured in yesterday's sortie. It's not serious and I'm warded in Field Hospital number 3 where you can send a care package if you wish.

    Teddy sends his best wishes too and says not to worry about me.

    Stay strong, my love.

    Bertie
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: warded vs hospitlaise

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    It sounds to me like the kind of thing you might read in wartime correspondence.

    My Darling Vera

    Don't be shocked but I was injured in yesterday's sortie. It's not serious and I'm warded in Field Hospital number 3 where you can send a care package if you wish.

    Teddy sends his best wishes too and says not to worry about me.

    Stay strong, my love.

    Bertie

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    Re: warded vs hospitlaise

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Why so sad, Rover? Did you know Bertie?!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #9

    Re: warded vs hospitlaise

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Why so sad, Rover? Did you know Bertie?!
    Maybe he was "Teddy"
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: warded vs hospitlaise

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Why so sad, Rover? Did you know Bertie?!
    Bertie was demonstrating his British stiff upper lip, unfortunately he succumbed to his wounds that very night. Teddy lingered for a few hours more, but sadly he too passed away.

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