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See the dentist and go to (the) hospital #1 (permalink) Sun May 28, 2006 22:28 pm   See the dentist and go to (the) hospital
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #104 "Conjunctions: and, but, or & so", question 2

My teeth were hurting ......... I made an appointment to go the dentist.

(a) or
(b) so
(c) but

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #104 "Conjunctions: and, but, or & so", answer 2

My teeth were hurting so I made an appointment to go the dentist.

Correct answer: (b) so
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We used to use go to see dentist or go the dentist?grammatically, we do not use "the' before "dentist" cause we are not somebody working in the hospital (i mean dentish or dentish assistant), so we do not put "the" in such sentence.

Am i right?

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See the dentist and go to (the) hospital #2 (permalink) Mon May 29, 2006 10:49 am   See the dentist and go to (the) hospital
 

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Not right in American English, where we go to (see) the dentist or the doctor, or we go to the hospital. British English permits go to hospital.
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See the dentist and go to (the) hospital #3 (permalink) Fri Apr 06, 2007 16:44 pm   See the dentist and go to (the) hospital
 

What's the difference between 'appointment' and 'assingment'?
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See the dentist and go to (the) hospital #4 (permalink) Fri Apr 06, 2007 16:56 pm   See the dentist and go to (the) hospital
 

Have you checked a dictionary, Violino? Since I assume you probably have, could you be a bit more precise as to where your confusion lies?

The word appointment (as used in the test sentence) has definition 1 here:
http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=appointment&r=66
This is a prearranged time set for a meeting.

You cannot substitute the word assignment.
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/assignment
An assignment is the act of assigning or a thing that has been assigned.
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/assign
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See the dentist and go to (the) hospital #5 (permalink) Fri Apr 06, 2007 18:00 pm   See the dentist and go to (the) hospital
 

Yankee wrote:
Have you checked a dictionary, Violino? Since I assume you probably have, could you be a bit more precise as to where your confusion lies?

The word appointment (as used in the test sentence) has definition 1 here:
http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=appointment&r=66
This is a prearranged time set for a meeting.

You cannot substitute the word assignment.
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/assignment
An assignment is the act of assigning or a thing that has been assigned.
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/assign

To be honest, I didn't know where exactly my confusion lies :?
One of my dictionaries (english-polish) translate those two words the same, but now I've found another one which translate them in another, better, way - so that with those definitions from dictionary.com I think I understand them - just some more examples in texts from time to time and I'll get it for sure :)

However, thanx a lot, as usually :)
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See the dentist and go to (the) hospital #6 (permalink) Sat Mar 14, 2009 12:10 pm   See the dentist and go to (the) hospital
 

My teeth were hurting so I made an appointment to go the dentist.
Shouldn't it be:''.......to go to the dentist''??
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See the dentist and go to (the) hospital #7 (permalink) Sat Mar 14, 2009 17:02 pm   See the dentist and go to (the) hospital
 

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Yes, thank you. We will fix the typographical error.
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