|THE is not used before the words SCHOOL, CHURCH, UNIVERSITY, HOSPITAL, PRISON when we refer for the purpose for which they exist:||My uncle is still in hospital.
I learnt French at school.
Jimmy was sent to prison for armed robbery.
|We use THE before SCHOOL, CHURCH, UNIVERSITY, HOSPITAL, PRISON when the reference is to the object or building:||She went to the hospital to see her uncle.
I met my best friend at the church.
The workmen went to the prison to repair the central heating.
|1) the school
5) the church
7) the hospital
8) the university
9) the prison