What is the difference betwen the following sentences:
1.John is in hospital
2.John is at hospital
Both sound odd to my ear. In the US, we always use an article before "hospital", but I know that British English does not. The difference between "in" and "at" here is what John is doing. If he has been admitted to the hospital (he is a patient in a room), then he is in the hospital. If he is there for some other purpose, such as a visit or for work, then he is at the hospital.
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