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    #1

    with a/- alergic reaction

    Do we need an article?
    She’s been taken to hospital with ____ allergic reaction to antibiotics.
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    #2

    Re: with a/- alergic reaction

    In AmE we'd use "an." We'd also use "the" before hospital.

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    #3

    Re: with a/- alergic reaction

    In BrE we'd also use 'an', but not 'the' before 'hospital'.

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