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Can I write"The friends and family of Jason visited him at hospital last night." Thanks.

asked May 13 '12 at 02:06 May New member

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You can, but it is wordy.  At jumps out at me, as well.  It is more likely that they visited him in the hospital.  Patients are in hospitals.  Nurses, doctors, and other employees work at hospitals.

Jason's friends and family visited him in the hospital.

In American English, we use an article before hospital.  It is my understanding that British English doesn't require an article before hospital.

link comment edited May 13 '12 at 02:51 Jody M. Expert

Agree with Jody and also that in Britain, Australia and New Zealand we would say 'in hospital'.

link comment answered May 13 '12 at 10:22 monty New member

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