[Grammar] I was in/at the hospital.

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newkeenlearner

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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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In BrE, it's "in hospital" if you're the patient. If you're a visitor, then it's "at the hospital".
 

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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.
 
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