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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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RonBee said:
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
 

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

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BluJaysGal said:
RonBee said:
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.

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