Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    tinku92 is offline Newbie
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Telugu
      • Home Country:
      • India
      • Current Location:
      • India
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    3
    Post Thanks / Like

    Scentence Correcton.

    I joined in a Engineering school simply because that is what was expected from me.

    Is this statement correct? If no, please post the correct one.
    Last edited by tinku92; 16-Nov-2013 at 00:27.

  2. #2
    MikeNewYork's Avatar
    MikeNewYork is offline VIP Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Academic
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    15,675
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Scentence Correcton.

    Quote Originally Posted by tinku92 View Post
    I joined in a Engineering school simply because that is what was expected from me.

    Is this statement correct? If no, please post the correct one.
    I would not use "joined in" there. You could use "went to", "enrolled in", or "attended". And the article before "Engineering" should be "an".

  3. #3
    Barb_D's Avatar
    Barb_D is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Other
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    17,454
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Scentence Correcton.

    In addition to Mike's comments, there is no need to capitalize "engineering" and I would say "that was what" not "that is what."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

  4. #4
    Rover_KE is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    15,625
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Scentence Correcton.

    Furthermore, I'd say '...that was what was expected of me'.

  5. #5
    emsr2d2's Avatar
    emsr2d2 is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    24,463
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Scentence Correcton.

    In BrE, "went to/attended/enrolled in an Engineering school" is rather unnatural. Unless the actual type of facility is important, I would say "I studied Engineering simply because that's what was expected of me".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

Similar Threads

  1. correcton of sentence
    By Tan Elaine in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 18-Jul-2009, 02:14
  2. Sentence Correcton
    By dwaynewa in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 26-Oct-2007, 09:41

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •