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    Default I went to college

    I went to the University and took up an Engineering course.
    I went to the University and took up an Engineering major.
    I went to the University and took up Engineering.
    I went to college and took up an Engineering course.
    I went to college and took up an Engineering major.
    I went to college and took up Engineering.


    Which is right and which is not

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    Default Re: I went to college

    My preferences,

    Ex: I majored in Engineering in university.
    Ex: My major in university was Engineering.
    Ex: When I attended university my major was Engineering.

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    Default Re: I went to college

    To me all the sentences seemed correct

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    Default Re: I went to college

    Quote Originally Posted by blouen View Post
    I went to the University and took up an Engineering course.
    I went to the University and took up an Engineering major.
    I went to the University and took up Engineering.
    I went to college and took up an Engineering course.
    I went to college and took up an Engineering major.
    I went to college and took up Engineering.


    Which is right and which is not
    To be properly colloquial:

    I went to the University of xxxxxxx and took an Engineering course. [specific university]

    I went to university/college and took an Engineering course. [unspecified university/college]

    I took up engineering and went to college/university for a course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    To be properly colloquial:

    I went to the University of xxxxxxx and took an Engineering course. [specific university]

    I went to university/college and took an Engineering course. [unspecified university/college]

    I took up engineering and went to college/university for a course.
    Anglika,

    Would university and college be interchangeable in these sentences?
    How about major and course?
    Please, I need a little explanation, thanks!

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    Default Re: I went to college

    As indicated, university and college are interchangeable.

    In North American universities, a student studying for a first degree will take more than one subject, the most important being the major.

    In British universities, the student takes a single course of study.

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    Default Re: I went to college

    Should I ask: What´s your course? to know what he is taking up.

    Or What´s your major?


    In the Philippines, we ask about the course and the answer is I am taking up Engineering/Nursing/Education....

    But with my Foreign Asian tutees they are used to the question ¨What´s your major?¨ and they answer Engineering/Nursing/Education...

    What do you say to ask for what someone is taking up

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    Default Re: I went to college

    What's your course? is short for what's your course of study?, which is another way of asking what's your major?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    What's your course? is short for what's your course of study?, which is another way of asking what's your major?
    This makes me think that they are both synonymous, somewhat interchangeable, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blouen View Post
    This makes me think that they are both synonymous, somewhat interchangeable, right?
    If the person has already graduated should I ask: What ´was´ you major?

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