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    Whenever I come to the hospital I always stand in this queue only.

    1) Whenever I come to the hospital I always stand in this queue only.

    2) Whenever I come to the hospital I always be in this queue only.

    Please check my sentences.

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    Re: Whenever I come to the hospital I always stand in this queue only.

    1) Whenever I come to the hospital I always stand in this queue only. (If you always stand in that queue, then you only stand in that queue. There's no need to say it twice.)
    2 is wrong. You can say, "I am only ever in this queue".

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    Re: Whenever I come to the hospital I always stand in this queue only.

    This is a hard question to answer because there is a huge cultural gap. Although I have lived in India, I have no experience of Indian hospitals.

    But in the West, when we go or come to the hospital it is for one of two reasons: either we have an emergency or we have an appointment.

    If we have an appointment at an outpatient clinic, the nurses manage our queue. If we feel we have an emergency, we go to the ER (AmE) or the casualty ward (BrE). There we are seen initially by the triage nurse, who places us in a queue. We are not usually told which queue we are in, nor why.

    But none of it has anything to do with where we stand.

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    Re: Whenever I come to the hospital I always stand in this queue only.

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    If we feel we have an emergency, we go to the ER (AmE) or the casualty ward (BrE).
    In BrE, it's either just "casualty" (without "ward") or "A&E" (Accident and Emergency). Some people might add "department" after those but it's not necessary.

    Last night, I had to go to casualty because I sliced my finger open with a carving knife.
    I took my girlfriend to A&E when she had sudden, excruciating chest pain.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: Whenever I come to the hospital I always stand in this queue only.

    ED (emergency department) is another term used in the US.

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    Re: Whenever I come to the hospital I always stand in this queue only.

    Quote Originally Posted by andrewg927 View Post
    ED (emergency department) is another term used in the US.
    True. And we also say "the emerg" with a soft G, i.e. "the emerj".

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