Preposition: ... <in, at> <the> hospital? [I am ....]

Ada..

Member
Español- Andalucia, España
Hi!!!

I need help, I have a doubt:

Given these two sentences:

I am at (the?) hospital

&
I am in the hospital


Which one means that I am visiting someone, and which one means that I have to stay there for a few days because I am ill?
 
  • TrentinaNE

    Senior Member
    USA
    English (American)
    If you are a patient who has been admitted to the hospital, then you say "I am in the hospital."

    If you are merely indicating your location, as a visitor or for some other reason, then you could say "I am at the hospital."

    Elizabeth
     
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