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    Default Can I say "change the major" ?

    Dear Teachers,
    I cannot think of an appropriate phrase for a thing. Here is the deal. Our university has a policy that the students who's got a good enough grade would have the chance to give up his or her current major and pick another major he or she likes. I can only think of "change the major", meaning "from being a certain major to being another major". Is it OK? If I do not make myself clear, I will try explaining it again. Thank you very much.

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    How about 'switch'?

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    You can say change the major. (In fact, it is probably the most common expression for that.) Tdol's suggestion is also good.

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    Thanks, Teachers.
    And can I say "Being a computer major at first, I changed/switched my major to English" ? Or how should I say the same thing for the best?

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    I would use the plural and say "change majors".

    For example: "I changed majors from Geography to Chemistry."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe
    Thanks, Teachers.
    And can I say "Being a computer major at first, I changed/switched my major to English" ? Or how should I say the same thing for the best?
    That is perfectly good. In fact, changed my major is probably more common than changed the major. I don't know that there is any one that is best, but there are none better than your suggestion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Celeste
    I would use the plural and say "change majors".

    For example: "I changed majors from Geography to Chemistry."
    Very good! That is an excellent suggestion.

    :D

    Welcome to our forum!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Celeste
    I would use the plural and say "change majors".

    For example: "I changed majors from Geography to Chemistry."
    Hi, Celeste; it's easy when someone shows it to you- that makes such a difference.

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