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meaning of "surgery room" #1 (permalink) Wed Oct 03, 2007 12:19 pm   meaning of "surgery room"
 

English Grammar Error, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #20 "Singular vs. Plural Nouns", question 6

There were several clients sitting in the surgery waiting to see the doctor.

(a) clients
(b) surgery
(c) see

English Grammar Error, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #20 "Singular vs. Plural Nouns", answer 6

There were several patients sitting in the surgery waiting to see the doctor.

Correct entry: patients
The error was: (a) clients

You have not found the error.
There were several clients sitting in the surgery room waiting to see the doctor.
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I would disagree, it could be that the clients of hospital were waiting to talk to the doctor in his surgery room, so we can have the entry of clients also.

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meaning of "surgery room" #2 (permalink) Wed Oct 03, 2007 13:13 pm   meaning of "surgery room"
 

Yes, you're right, but just in theory. In the tests are given standard occurrences, not exceptions. Besides doctors and hospitals have patients, not clients.
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meaning of "surgery room" #3 (permalink) Wed Oct 03, 2007 13:46 pm   meaning of "surgery room"
 

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Welcome to English-test.Net, romesh. What precisely is a 'client' of a hospital?
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meaning of "surgery room" #4 (permalink) Wed Oct 03, 2007 17:44 pm   meaning of "surgery room"
 

Mister Micawber wrote:
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Welcome to English-test.Net, romesh. What precisely is a 'client' of a hospital?
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Somebody who wants to get served by the hospital's staff.
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meaning of "surgery room" #5 (permalink) Wed Oct 03, 2007 23:49 pm   meaning of "surgery room"
 

That would be a patient.
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