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    They went up to the university

    why do they put "up" in there?

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    Re: They went up to the university

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    why do they put "up" in there?
    To the amusement of my better half, I still talk of 'going up' and 'coming down'. I went up (started my university life) in 1964, and came down (left university, graduated) in 1967. I doubt if many people do that nowadays.

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    Re: They went up to the university

    thank you!!

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    Re: They went up to the university

    I forgot to say , you graduated in 3 years wow!

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    I forgot to say , you graduated in 3 years wow!
    I know that I am brilliant, a member of MENSA and all that, but a three-year undergraduate course is the norm in the UK.

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    Re: They went up to the university

    a lot of people I know in brazil take five years to graduate it doesnt seem that bad to me until now

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    Re: They went up to the university

    what is your QI?

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    what is your QI IQ?
    High enough not to put any faith in IQ figures.

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    Re: They went up to the university

    I got confused, in portuguese is Quociente de inteligência(abbreviated to QI)

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    Re: They went up to the university

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    To the amusement of my better half, I still talk of 'going up' and 'coming down'. I went up (started my university life) in 1964, and came down (left university, graduated) in 1967. I doubt if many people do that nowadays.
    Hello,

    Is it more formal to use "go up" and "come down"?
    By the way would you please teel me what do you mean by "To the amusement of my better half"?
    Thank you

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