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    American vs British

    Hello!
    I was having a discussion with some American friends this evening about the expression "she is in hospital" versus "she is in THE hospital". I think the use of "the" is simply the American vernacular. Which is grammatically correct

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    Both are correct. I believe you are right that the Americans are more likely to use the.

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    American vs British

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Both are correct. I believe you are right that the Americans are more likely to use the.

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    Is "Americans" correct or "the Americans"? That's a joke, thanks very much for your reply! :D

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    British speakers are, IMO,more likely not to use the article.

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    Re: American vs British

    Quote Originally Posted by BluJaysGal
    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Both are correct. I believe you are right that the Americans are more likely to use the.

    :)
    Is "Americans" correct or "the Americans"? That's a joke, thanks very much for your reply! :D
    It was a typo. Either would be correct, but I would normally leave out the the in the Americans, espcially since I am one.

    :wink:

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