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    in middle school, in high school, and at university.

    I have learned these expressions, in middle school, in high school, and at university.

    In my sense, university is a bigger one so I think I also can say in university for the same meaning. What do you native English speakers think? Thank you so much as usual and have a good day.


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    Re: in middle school, in high school, and at university.

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    We say, "He's in college," but we don't really say, "He's at university." It sounds like there should at least be either a name or an 'a' before 'university'. It would be best if you used "studying", though. ("He's studying at Uppsalla University.") You could also say ,"He's a student at Uppsalla University."

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    Re: in middle school, in high school, and at university.

    Quote Originally Posted by SlickVic9000 View Post
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    We say, "He's in college," but we don't really say, "He's at university." It sounds like there should at least be either a name or an 'a' before 'university'. It would be best if you used "studying", though. ("He's studying at Uppsalla University.") You could also say ,"He's a student at Uppsalla University."
    On the other hand, it's quite normal in AusE to say "He's at university", as in "My little sister is in primary school and my big brother is at university."

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    #4

    Re: in middle school, in high school, and at university.

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    On the other hand, it's quite normal in AusE to say "He's at university", as in "My little sister is in primary school and my big brother is at university."
    It is normal in BrE, too.

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    #5

    Re: in middle school, in high school, and at university.

    I would use "at" for all of them.

    My youngest cousin is at primary school, my brother is at junior school, my middle sister is at secondary (high) school and I am at university.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: in middle school, in high school, and at university.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I would use "at" for all of them.

    My youngest cousin is at primary school, my brother is at junior school, my middle sister is at secondary (high) school and I am at university.
    I would use "at" for all of them too.

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    #7

    Re: in middle school, in high school, and at university.

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    On the other hand, it's quite normal in AusE to say "He's at university", as in "My little sister is in primary school and my big brother is at university."
    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    It is normal in BrE, too.
    I had a feeling that was the case. It's not terribly common in AmE, if it is used at all. Can't say that I've heard anyone use it here in my experience.

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