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Nurse: I’m afraid visiting hours are over, sir.

Visitor: Моя дружина лежить в палаті 3Б.

Nurse: Sorry, you’ll have to come back in the morning.

Visitor: І залишити її саму на всю ніч?

Nurse: I’m afraid that’s the policy, sir.

Visitor: Напевно, Ви можете зробити виняток? А що, як я буду потрібен їй вночі?

Nurse: Don’t worry, we’ll look after her. What she really needs is her rest.

Visitor: Деякі наші друзі хочуть відвідати її. Коли вони можуть прийти?

Nurse: Visiting hours are from 9 to 11 in the morning and 4 to 7 in the evening, but I’m afraid while your wife is on bedrest the doctor has requested that only immediate family members come in to see her.

Visitor: Хіба друзі не можуть навіть зайти, щоб принести їй квіти?

Nurse: Flowers are not permitted in this ward. We just can’t risk any germs that might come in with them.

Visitor: Що ж, я вважаю, це все в її інтересах.

Nurse: Thanks for understanding. Now, I’m going to bring your wife her dinner. Why don’t you head home and get something to eat yourself?

Visitor: Добре. Мені справді страшенно не хочеться залишати її саму, але це, скоріш за все, хороша ідея.

Nurse: She’s in good hands here. I’ll tell her you were here and that you’ll see her in the morning.


Generally, articles are not used with the names of illnesses or diseases.


  • Dr. Smith visits schools and universities to educate students on AIDS.
  • Oncologists are doctors who specialize in treating cancer.
  • There are several medications that can be used to treat malaria.

HOWEVER: There are some illnesses which require THE.

  • the measles
  • the flu
  • the mumps
  • the bubonic plague

MOREOVER: There are a few health conditions or illnesses which can be used with both A(AN) as well as THE and follow general article use. This category includes most aches, pains, growths, and attacks.

  • a cold
  • a heart attack
  • a stroke
  • a wart / tumor / growth / etc.
  • a sore throat / sore back/ sore foot / etc.
  • a headache / toothache / backache / etc.


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