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Is "warded" correctly used?

 
 
Reply Tue 23 Mar, 2021 03:29 pm
The injured were warded in Tan Tock Seng hospital.

Is "warded" correctly used?

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Borat Sister
 
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Reply Tue 23 Mar, 2021 05:00 pm
@tanguatlay,
No.

I’d say treated.
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PUNKEY
 
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Reply Wed 24 Mar, 2021 07:02 am
In your sentence, “admitted to” would mean they are now in the hospital.
tanguatlay
 
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Reply Wed 24 Mar, 2021 08:36 am
@PUNKEY,
Thanks, PUNKEY and Borat Sister!

Am I right to say "warded" is the wrong word?
izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 24 Mar, 2021 10:10 am
@tanguatlay,
It’s not wrong. In fact it’s quite correct. However, it’s also very archaic, people don't use terms like that anymore which is why it sounds strange.

If I came across the phrase in a book by Jane Austen or William Makepeace Thackeray I would think nothing of it.
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Borat Sister
 
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Reply Wed 24 Mar, 2021 08:41 pm
@tanguatlay,
I’d say yes, it’s wrong.

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cherrie
 
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Reply Wed 24 Mar, 2021 08:54 pm
@tanguatlay,
ward
[wɔːd]
VERB
warded (past tense) · warded (past participle)
SE ASIAN
admit to or care for in a hospital ward.
"the last of the accident victims was warded"
synonyms:
admit to hospital · admit · take in · let in · accept · receive · give entry to


It looks like it's used in Asia, but not commonly anywhere else.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 25 Mar, 2021 03:36 am
@cherrie,
I decided to use google before I made a pronouncement.

That’s a thing with a global language, words are adopted and discarded locally which is why we all talk differently.

I was watching John Oliver last night and he has something in common with Adam Hills. When Oliver impersonates someone from the UK he puts on an “English” accent despite being English. When Adam Hills impersonates someone else from Australia he also puts on an “Australian “ accent.
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Borat Sister
 
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Reply Thu 25 Mar, 2021 05:07 pm
@tanguatlay,
I’d change my reply from “treated” to “admitted”.

Admission is the actual process of getting into a hospital for a stay to treat something

What audience are you writing for tanquatlay?
tanguatlay
 
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Reply Fri 26 Mar, 2021 02:40 am
@Borat Sister,
Borat Sister wrote:

I’d change my reply from “treated” to “admitted”.

Admission is the actual process of getting into a hospital for a stay to treat something

What audience are you writing for tanquatlay?

No particular audience.
Borat Sister
 
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Reply Fri 26 Mar, 2021 05:58 am
@tanguatlay,
But what country? British English is different from US, for example
tanguatlay
 
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Reply Fri 26 Mar, 2021 08:25 am
@Borat Sister,
Borat Sister wrote:

But what country? British English is different from US, for example

I prefer British English.
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