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    dervast is offline Member
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    Default expand my horizons

    Is this a valid english phrase? I want to use for educational purposes

    "During my undergraduate studies in the Department of Informatics (Technological Educational Institutions of Athens) I have tried to expand my horizons as much as I could"

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    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Default Re: expand my horizons

    It's Ok, and 'broaden your horizons' can also be used.

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    Default Re: expand my horizons

    It's a good and valid phrase, meaning that you don't want to stick to what you have been doing for a long time. For example, after I turned 60, I started to learn French, to "broaden my horizon". And, I am going to Paris soon to practice it a bit.

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    Default Re: expand my horizons

    Quote Originally Posted by Searching for language View Post
    meaning that you don't want to stick to what you have been doing for a long time.

    So perhaps it has a negative meaning for education purposes. Someone reading my text can assume that i was a lazy student in the past.

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    Default Re: expand my horizons

    Not at all. If you have been studying languages, and worked very hard, and then decide that you would also like to study mathematics, you are broadening your horizons. You are doing something different.

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