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I noticed DannoXYZ did not but an article like an, a or the in front of hospital. I have always seen this by Europeans that speak English but I am noticing it more and more with American speakers. In the past, I pretty much have always heard an article used with hospital from Americans.
To me it sounds kind of strange. Rather than describing a place it seems to describe a condition.
But for some reason school does not strike me that way. I think it was rare if I have ever used an article before school.
We might say
"He is going to school".
now I guess
"He is going to hospital".
So why don't we say something like.
"He is going to store"
Just some strange thoughts that keep me up at night.