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    Warded and hospitalised

    What s d difference between wards and hospitalised?

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    Re: Warded and hospitalised

    Quote Originally Posted by shieda shaarim View Post
    What is d the difference between "wards" and "hospitalised"?
    Welcome to the forum.

    Your member profile shows that you are an English teacher. I am sure, therefore, that you know how important it is to write correct English at all times. "s" is not a word and nor is "d". The words you are querying should stand out in some way - I have put them in quotation marks above but you could put them in bold or italics.


    "Wards" is a plural noun.
    "Hospitalised" is a form of the verb "to hospitalise".

    Consequently, they are not similar at all so "What is the difference between ...?" is an inappropriate question. The only connection between them is that there are wards in hospitals.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Warded and hospitalised

    A ward is a room in a hospital with beds for people staying there. If you're in a private room in a hospital, you are not in a ward, though you've been hospitalised.

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    Re: Warded and hospitalised

    Your thread title is different from the wording in your question, which should have read 'What's the difference between 'warded' and 'hospitalised'?

    Several dictionaries here list 'ward' as a transitive verb meaning 'admit to a hospital ward'.

    The difference, therefore, is that 'warded' is much less common than 'hospitalised' (AmE hospitalized) in modern English.

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