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    Edu. Degree Levels and their verbs

    How should I properly describe these:

    1. Bachelor degree a.k.a first degree --> is it "writing" or "reading"? (e.g. Tom is writing(?), or, reading(?) for his first degree at XYZ University.)

    2. What about the verb for Master degree?

    3. ... and eventually the PhD?

    Thanks for reading through.


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    Re: Edu. Degree Levels and their verbs

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    I've never heard 'write' to be used as 'to study'. 'Read' is an alternative British word which can mean 'to study'.

    I've only heard it used to refer to the subject which you are studying. As in 'I read law at X University'. Perhaps you could say 'I read the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at X University' if you wanted to be specific.

    I would personally say 'I'm doing a Bachelors/Masters degree/PhD in X at X university. That is, you 'do' a degree. You 'study/read' a subject.

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    Re: Edu. Degree Levels and their verbs

    Thank you, Linguist, for the explanation.

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