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    Default I am majored in English

    Hello,

    I would like to know the appropriate way to give the information of me being majored ( I have already graduated) in English; and that my option is " Language Sciences".

    Should I say: " I am English majored( my major is English, my major was English...) and I am/was specialized in " Language Sciences" ". or

    "I am English majored and my option is "Language Sciences"".

    It's really confusing to me.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: I am majored in English

    American usage:

    While you are in school: I am majoring in English. My major is English. My concentration is ...
    Now that you have graduated: I majored in English. My major was English. My concentration was ...

    Do not try to use the passive construction "was majored in." No one did it to you; the passive is incorrect (in American English).
    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.

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    Default Re: I am majored in English

    In Britain, we don't 'major' in a subject.

    While we are at university (not in school) we study/take English (or whatever subject or combination of subjects it is). At some of the older universities, we still read English.


    I have/took/gained a degree in English. I have a BA in English.

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    Default Re: I am majored in English

    Thank you so much for both of you, this is very helpful

    How about when you major/take English, and then you choose a sub-branch. How would it be correct to state that information? I majored in English, and I specialized in Language Sciences./ I took English and I specialized in Language Sciences?

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    Default Re: I am majored in English

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    I have a BA in English.
    Yes, we use this too.

    (But we don't "take" or "gain" a degree on this side of the Atlantic.)
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    Thank you

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