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    #1

    enter university

    Hi native speakers,
    Is 'enter university' the same as 'enter a university'?
    What is the difference between 'with an article 'a'' and without an article 'a'?

    peter


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    Re: enter university

    Full context would help.


    To enter university is a general statement about going into tertiary education.

    "After completing secondary school, boys are being encouraged to enter university."


    To enter a university is a statement of intent to attend a centre of tertiary education.

    "She is due to enter a university at the start of next year, but has not decided which one."

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