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    Hi teachers,
    Which of the sentences bellow are correct?

    #1People go to universities or colleges to acquire further knowledge and so on. OR

    #2People go to university and college to acquire futher knowledge and so on.

    Some explanations, too.

    Thaks a lot in advance.

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    I'd use the second,as we use university in an uncountable was when we are thinlking about education rather than location. I wouldn't use 'and so on' after one example.

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    In AE we say the person is going to college even if the institution is a university.

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    Some do in BE.

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    Default Re: Please correct the sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous
    Hi teachers,
    Which of the sentences bellow are correct?

    #1People go to universities or colleges to acquire further knowledge and so on. OR

    #2People go to university and college to acquire futher knowledge and so on.

    Some explanations, too.

    Thaks a lot in advance.
    I would also caution you about the use of "and so on". If there is one reason, you can state that: One reason that people... :wink:

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