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    I was in/at the hospital.

    Which preposition is correct?

    At the time the baby was born, I was in/at the hospital. I liked her right from the beginning.

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    Re: I was in/at the hospital.

    In BrE, it's "in hospital" if you're the patient. If you're a visitor, then it's "at the hospital".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I was in/at the hospital.

    Quote Originally Posted by newkeenlearner View Post
    Which preposition is correct?

    At the time the baby was born, I was in/at the hospital. I liked her right from the beginning.
    Both are possible in American English. With in, you were a hospital patient. With at, you were in a hospital building. I would guess you meant present at the birth, but other interpretations are possible.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: I was in/at the hospital.

    Quote Originally Posted by newkeenlearner View Post
    I liked her right from the beginning.
    If you were the baby's parent, loved might work better than liked.

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