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    Difference between....

    Difference between..

    He was admitted in hospital.

    He has been admitted in hospital.

    I know first sentence is past tense and another one is past participle. But anyone can explain in another conveying way.

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    I would say 'to hospital' in both sentences.

    'He was admitted to hospital' = at some point in the past.

    'He has been admitted to hospital' = he is still there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vihalkumar View Post
    another one is past participle.
    It is the present perfect, which 'is used when an action that happened in the past continues to have a strong connection in the present.'── quoted fromhttp://esl.fis.edu/grammar/rules/presperf.htm
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    Re: Difference between....

    Quote Originally Posted by vihalkumar View Post
    What is the diifference between the following sentences?

    He was admitted to hospital.

    He has been admitted to hospital.

    I know the first sentence is in the past tense and another the other one is past participle in the present perfect. But Can anyone can explain in another conveying way. the difference, please?
    Please note my amendments to your post, especially the correct way to ask your question.

    A better title would have been He was admitted/He has been admitted.

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    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

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    Re: Difference between....

    This brings up an interesting difference between British and American English:

    Where Brits say "to hospital" and "in hospital", Americans say "to the hospital" and "in the hospital".
    Translator, editor and TESOL certificate holder, but not a teacher. Native speaker of American English (West Coast)

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    Re: Difference between....

    Quote Originally Posted by Roman55 View Post
    'He was admitted to hospital' = at some point in the past.


    'He has been admitted to hospital' = he is still there.
    I think the present perfect here refers to a point in the recent past.
    Please correct me if I am wrong.
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    He was admitted to hospital in 1960. How recent is that?
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    #8

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    That is not the present perfect, but the following is.

    Quote Originally Posted by Roman55 View Post
    'He has been admitted to hospital' = he is still there.
    I think he has recently been admitted and is still there.
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    #9

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    I agree. I misread your earlier post.
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    He has been admitted to the hospital six times in the last decade.

    This sentence says nothing about whether he's in the hospital now.
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