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    #1

    Peter came out of the hospital

    I am not sure if my sentence sounds natural. Would you please correct my mistakes?

    Peter came out of the hospital, looking as if he had a few days to live.

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    #2

    Re: Peter came out of the hospital

    It's not natural.

    Add 'only' before or after 'had'.

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    #3

    Re: Peter came out of the hospital

    I suggest removing the comma and the definite article, as well as Rover KE's addition of only.

    Peter came out of hospital looking as if he had only a few days to live.

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    #4

    Re: Peter came out of the hospital

    As a BE speaker, I'd omit 'the' too, but I left it in to save our North American friends having to write in saying that 'out of the hospital' is just fine in AE.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 25-Feb-2017 at 08:35.

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