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    smelvanzq is offline Member
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    Default Doctorate & Doctoral

    pls help me determine the difference between doctorate and doctoral..

    thank you so much!

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    Default Re: Doctorate & Doctoral

    "Doctorate" is a noun, "doctoral" is an adjective. That's all.

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    tnx teacher!
    but sometimes I hear someone saying "She finished doctoral" is this correct? or "she finished doctorate"
    thank you so much!

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    Default Re: Doctorate & Doctoral

    She's finished her doctorate. (doctoral is not correct here IMO)
    She's finished her doctoral thesis. (fine here as it is an adjective)

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    Default Re: Doctorate & Doctoral

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    She's finished her doctorate. (doctoral is not correct here IMO)
    She's finished her doctoral thesis. (fine here as it is an adjective)
    Thank you so much to all who helped! Tnx teachers a lot!

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    Default Re: Doctorate & Doctoral

    You're welcome.

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