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Heidi
Are they both OK? 'I went to the hospital TO CLEAN TEETH/FOR TEETH CLEANING yesterday.' Thanks
26 okt 2016 03:10
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It would sound better if you said "I went to the dentist to have my teeth cleaned" 'have' could be replaced by 'get'
26 oktober 2016
I think the most colloquial American way would be: I went to the dentist for a cleaning today. We wouldn't say hospital and teeth would be made obvious by the fact that we went to the dentist.
26 oktober 2016
"TO CLEAN TEETH" sounds like YOU are the one who is cleaning teeth. :) "FOR TEETH CLEANING" is correct, but I would add "a teeth cleaning." I would say, "I went to the hospital (or dentist's) for a teeth cleaning yesterday."
26 oktober 2016
Heidi
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Chinese (Mandarin), English
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English