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    give up studying in the US

    Dear all,

    I learned that if you had wanted to stay and study in the US but gave up the plan, it's wrong to say "I gave up studying in the US" because you can't give up doing something befroe you start doing it.

    If so, how do you say when you abondon a plan to study in the US?

    Is it okay to say,

    "I gave up my idea/plan of studying in the US?"

    Or is there any better way?

    Thank you!

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    Re: give up studying in the US

    I gave up on studying in the US.

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    Re: give up studying in the US



    give (something) up or give up (something) : to stop having, doing, or using (something)

    give up on (something) : to stop trying to do or achieve (something)


    "give up trying" or " give up on trying"
    "give up" and "give up on"
    give up or give up on

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    Re: give up studying in the US

    Or I gave up on the idea...

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