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The difference between “impatient” and “hospitalized”

The difference between“impatient“y“hospitalized“

“Impatient“e“impatient“they are easy to confuse because they sound very similar. However, their meanings are quite different.

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“Impatient“ describes someone who can’t expect anything without getting irritated.

  • The clowns will be on soon. Don’t be impatient! ✔️

“Inpatient“ refers to someone who resides in the hospital awaiting care or a procedure.

  • The treatment takes three days. You will be treated as an inpatient. ✔️

More about“Impatient“and“Inpatient“

In English, there is often confusion about the spelling of the adjective“impatient“. More specifically, some writers aren’t sure if the prefix should be“im“o“in“. This situation arises because“inpatient“is also a word.

More about“Impatient“

The adjective“impatient“It is the opposite of“patient“(its antonym).“Impatient“It means having a lack of patience. Describes a person who is easily upset or upset by simple mistakes or having to wait.

The form of the noun is“impatience“.

It should be noted that the prefix“im“it is a way of forming the antonym of a word (that is, its opposite). Confusion arises because adding the prefix“in“is a much more common way of forming an antonym (eg invalid, independent, crazy).

Fortunately, there are rules about the formation of these prefixes.

  • In- becomes im- before p, b, and m.
    (For example: important, immature, and imbalanced)
  • In- becomes becomes ir- before r.
    (For example: irrespective, irresponsible)
  • In- becomes becomes il- before l.
    (For example: illegible, illegal)

Ejemplos en oraciones:

  • When someone is impatient and says, ‘I haven’t got all day,’ I always wonder, ‘How can that be? How can you not have all day?’ (Comedian George Carlin) ✔️
  • Patience is the art of concealing your impatience. (Author Guy Kawasaki) ✔️
    (Here,“impatient“is in its noun form.)

More about“Inpatient“

“Hospitalized patient“It is a noun. Refers to a patient residing in the hospital while undergoing treatment. The opposite of“Hospitalized patient“es“outpatient“.

“Inpatient“it can also be an adjective in the following terms:

  • inpatient unit
  • inpatient care
  • inpatient ward
  • inpatient treatment

Prevent confusion with the adjective el“impatient“,“inpatient“is sometimes hyphenated (i.e.“inpatient“).

Examples in sentences:

  • If you need to stay at the hospital overnight, it means you’re being treated as an inpatient.
  • Many alcoholics require inpatient treatment for life-long, severe drinking problems.
    (Here,“inpatient“is an adjective.)

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