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    hospitalize

    When sb is taken to the hospital and kept there to receive medical treatment, it's called hospitalize.
    What verb is used when sb is kept at home for medical treatment? Can we use hospitalize? For example he was hospitalized at home after that accident.

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    Re: hospitalize

    We can use hospitalize only when a person is taken to/kept in hospital. If a person is treated at home, then that is what we say.

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    Re: hospitalize

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    We can use hospitalize only when a person is taken to/kept in hospital. If a person is treated at home, then that is what we say.
    Can I use "admitted" instead of "hospitalized"?

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    Re: hospitalize

    You can use "admitted to hospital" but not "admitted" on its own. Please write the word "somebody" in full. We are aware that dictionaries use "sb" as an abbreviated form of the word but that is because space is limited. That is not the case on this forum.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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