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    Default In/at university

    Quote Originally Posted by Rauf_M View Post
    Hello, i am from Azerbaijan, i need your help, i study in university and our lessons are in English, my writing, speaking and grammar are ok, but i hardly learn words, how can you help me? thanks good night
    Can I use the preposition in instead of at in this kind of structure?

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    Default Re: good evening

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    Can I use the preposition in instead of at in this kind of structure?
    OD, there is a danger of hijacking this thread. If you have a question about a construction in someone else's thread, please copy the relevant passage and open a new thread with your own question.

    Edit: As you can see, I have moved your question and started a new thread with it.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: In/at university

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    Can I use the preposition in instead of at in this kind of structure?
    Odessa, did you want to use 'at' instead of 'in'? In AmE students study 'at' a university rather than 'in university'.

    "I study history at a university in Texas." Or, "I study history at the University of Texas."

    What would you say in Saudi Arabia?

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    Default Re: good evening

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    OD, there is a danger of hijacking this thread. If you have a question about a construction in someone else's thread, please copy the relevant passage and open a new thread with your own question.

    Edit: As you can see, I have moved your question and started a new thread with it.
    Sorry, ems! I was typing while you were posting!

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    Default "I study in university"



    ..., I study in university and our lessons are in English, my writing, speaking and grammar are ok,...
    Can I use the preposition in instead of at in this kind of structure?

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    Default Re: "I study in university"

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    Can I use the preposition in instead of at in this kind of structure?
    Not in British English. In fact, we don't normally study at university; we are at uni(versity), or we study a subject at a place -

    Both my children are at uni(versity) now.
    I am studying Philosophy at Durham*
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    *The assumption is that the place named is a university, unless we specifically state otherwise:

    George is studying Engineering at Middleton Tec.

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    Default Re: "I study in university"

    Apologies if I have confused the issue here. I already moved the potential hijack posts and started a new thread. However, OD very successfully took my suggestion and started a new thread for the new query as well, leaving us with two separate threads by OD, called "in/at university". I have now merged those two threads!
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    Default Re: In/at university

    Quote Originally Posted by amigos4 View Post
    What would you say in Saudi Arabia?

    I would use the preposition at.


    Examples:

    I did study English language atUniversity.
    I attended … University as a student majoring in English language.
    I was a student atUniversity.


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    Default Re: In/at university

    At - point =)

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    Default Re: In/at university

    Quote Originally Posted by JustAlilBit View Post
    At - point =)
    What do you mean by that?
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