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    Use of article:- "Civil Hospital/ The Civil Hospital"

    This is not my homework.

    Please read this sentence and tell me if the sentence is correct or not.

    His wife received a gunshot and is said to be progressing in the Civil Hospital.

    I believe that hospital, college, school, church etc., when used in the sense of their original purpose, do not take articles. But in the above sentence , "the" is used in a literary source. Is the sentence correct?

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    Re: Use of article:- "Civil Hospital/ The Civil Hospital"

    Is "Civil Hospital" the name of the hospital?
    An article is required if it is a common noun e.g. children's hospital.
    An article is not required if it is a proper noun i.e. name of a hospital.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Use of article:- "Civil Hospital/ The Civil Hospital"

    "His wife received a gunshot wound and is said to be progressing in the Civil Hospital." I wouldn't use "progressing" there. Try "recovering".
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    Re: Use of article:- "Civil Hospital/ The Civil Hospital"

    I think if the "c" of civil hospital is in capital, it is a name of the hospital and if the "c" is not capital then it is a common noun. Am I right?

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