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At the Doctor

Brian E.C1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

At the Doctor

By the way, we would never say “At the Doctor”. It’s always “At the Doctor‘s”. This is short for “At the Doctor’s surgery”, although this expanded form is rarely said. So we would say “I’m going to the Doctor’s”, “I’m at the Doctor’s”, and so on. We can, however, use “Doctor” without the possessive with the statement “I’m going to see the Doctor”. Also, it’s worth mentioning that a surgery, in this context, is more-or-less an office and not anything like an operating theatre. 

Asked 3 years ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Brian,

Thank you for pointing this out! It has now been corrected. 

Merci et bonne journée !

At the Doctor

By the way, we would never say “At the Doctor”. It’s always “At the Doctor‘s”. This is short for “At the Doctor’s surgery”, although this expanded form is rarely said. So we would say “I’m going to the Doctor’s”, “I’m at the Doctor’s”, and so on. We can, however, use “Doctor” without the possessive with the statement “I’m going to see the Doctor”. Also, it’s worth mentioning that a surgery, in this context, is more-or-less an office and not anything like an operating theatre. 

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