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    whats the gender of hospital?

    In my SOP i want to write:

    Over the last 57 years John Smith Hospital and her/ his sister institutions like Good Samaritan hospital are serving the kidney failure cases.


    Can you please refine the wordings?

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    #2

    Re: whats the gender of hospital?

    Use "its"


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    Re: whats the gender of hospital?

    I think its " her "

    Are you sure....can you please shed some light on why you chose "its"?

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    #4

    Re: whats the gender of hospital?

    Over the last 57 years John Smith Hospital and its sister institutions, such as the Good Samaritan Hospital, are serving kidney failure cases.


    Ships and countries have gender; hospitals don't.

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    Re: whats the gender of hospital?

    We are talking about English, right?

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