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    Question College or University?

    I have always had this confusion for years; so, tell me please the difference between college and university. Thanks a lot.

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    Default Re: College or University?

    Why don't you look up the words in your dictionary?

    college - Definition from Longman English Dictionary Online
    <college>
    American English a large school where you can study after high school and get a degree [= university British English]

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    OH, very polite and cooperative, maybe you are not familiar with this blog, so I excused you, you donít belong here ,here we help each other ,without your disgusting attitude, poor you ,anyway I didnít want you to answer my question I wanted someone polite and educated.Definitely words you are not familiar with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delapoma View Post
    OH, very polite and cooperative, maybe you are not familiar with this blog, so I excused you, you donít belong here ,here we help each other ,without your disgusting attitude, poor you ,anyway I didnít want you to answer my question I wanted someone polite and educated.Definitely words you are not familiar with.
    This is not acceptable. Restrain your language in replying, even if you don't like the reply you get. It is perfectly fair to suggest that maybe a little time doing research via dictionaries is not a bad idea before asking for help.

    If you had done a search for college and university on the forum, you would have found this thread:this: http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/as...niversity.html

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    Perhaps Delapoma has looked in several dictionaries and still has some doubt, and wanted to ask us to explain better. I say this knowing that in the Romance languages, the cognates "collŤge", "collegio" etc. normally signify what we would call a primary school; in some jurisdictions (Canada, Commonwealth), a college is often a post-secondary trade school; in others (USA) it is a university, still in others (la Francophonie) it can be a secondary school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    Perhaps Delapoma has looked in several dictionaries and still has some doubt, and wanted to ask us to explain better. I say this knowing that in the Romance languages, the cognates "collŤge", "collegio" etc. normally signify what we would call a primary school.

    Very likely, but he still needs to exert self-control in response. If he has done all you suggest, then he might at least have said so in the first place. Context is a great help to knowing what sort of answer is required.

    And as to his comments, this is not a blog but a public forum, so he has been over-reactive to Daruma.

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    Agreed.

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    ban his account

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    ban his account
    Oh, please don't. I love this guy! That was about the most appropriate response in the entire thread.

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