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    Default Are the verb "school" and the verb "educate" interchangeable?

    "I was schooled by an excellent teacher about that field for 10 years at the academy."
    If it okay to change "schooled" into "educated"? If so, is there any difference in nuance?
    Last edited by eggcracker; 08-Jun-2012 at 22:26. Reason: grammar error?

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    Default Re: Are the verb "school" and the verb "educate" interchangeable?

    Quote Originally Posted by eggcracker View Post
    "I was schooled by a excellent a teacher about that field for 10 years at the academy."
    If it okay to change "schooled" into "educated"? If so, is there any difference in nuance?
    It's OK to change and no difference.

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    Default Re: Are the verb "school" and the verb "educate" interchangeable?

    Quote Originally Posted by eggcracker View Post
    "I was schooled by a excellent a teacher about that field for 10 years at the academy."
    If it okay to change "schooled" into "educated"? If so, is there any difference in nuance?
    Your sentence is very poor English whether you use "schooled" or "educated". You have been posting on this forum for long enough and received enough guidance by now to know that there are problems with that sentence.

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    Default Re: Are the verb "school" and the verb "educate" interchangeable?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Your sentence is very poor English whether you use "schooled" or "educated". You have been posting on this forum for long enough and received enough guidance by now to know that there are problems with that sentence.
    Is it okay if I rewrite like this?
    "I was schooled by an excellent teacher about that field for 10 years at the academy."

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    Default Re: Are the verb "school" and the verb "educate" interchangeable?

    Quote Originally Posted by eggcracker View Post
    Is it okay if I rewrite like this?
    "I was schooled by an excellent teacher about that field for 10 years at the academy."
    No, not really. You were trained or educated in a field.

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    Default Re: Are the verb "school" and the verb "educate" interchangeable?

    Umm?? It's confusing. If I was talking about field of making clothes and cooking at the academy since I was child, should I use those words(educated, trained)? And is it wrong to use "I've been schooled...for ...years"?
    Last edited by eggcracker; 09-Jun-2012 at 01:50. Reason: Grammar?

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    Default Re: Are the verb "school" and the verb "educate" interchangeable?

    Quote Originally Posted by billmcd View Post
    It's OK to change and no difference.
    Will you give me more explanation? I can't sure about your answer because it contradict other answers from two people.

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