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    nado92 is offline Member
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    apply for or to?

    . Tom will apply .......... the university next Friday.

    a- in
    b- of

    c- to
    d- for

    I will choose to according to the dictionary, but others say it will be for.

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: apply for or to?

    Quote Originally Posted by nado92 View Post
    . Tom will apply .......... the university next Friday.

    a- in
    b- of

    c- to
    d- for

    I will choose to according to the dictionary, but others say it will be for.

    Thanks in advance
    You are right. You apply "to" a school, university or college, etc. I think of it along the lines of "I want to apply to [attend] ABC University."

    In your example, you don't necessarily need "the" before "university". Tom will apply to university next Friday.

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    Re: apply for or to?

    You could apply for a job.

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