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    study/studying

    If I'm a sophomore at K University who is on summer vacation. Then I meet someone and want to introduce myself. Which one is correct "I'm studying at K University" or "I study at K University"?
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    Re: study/studying

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    You can use the present simple (I study) or the present continuous (I am studying) to describe something that you regularly do in a given time period, although the present continous usually implies that the situation or action is or may be temporary.

    I study at K University
    (as a permanent or long-term activity, because you are a regular student).

    I am studying at K Univerity (as something that is temporary or may be not permanent, because, for instance, you are studying some course, module, workshop or whatever other learning program.
    Last edited by José Manuel Rosón Bravo; 15-Aug-2014 at 08:43.
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    #3

    Re: study/studying

    Hi.

    "I study at the K University."


    May I leave the definite article out?

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    #4

    Re: study/studying

    We need to know the official name of 'K University'.

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    Re: study/studying

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    Hi.

    "I study at the K University."


    May I leave the definite article out?
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    Yes. "...at K University", if it were a particular institution (I study at Cambridge University).

    On the contrary, we would include the article if we were referring to a kind of place or a non-specified place or institution: I study at the/a local university.
    Last edited by José Manuel Rosón Bravo; 14-Aug-2014 at 21:57.
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    #6

    Re: study/studying

    The normal use of articles with university names is as follows:

    I study at K University.
    I study at the University of K.

    However, there are some exceptions- Rover_KE is right to say that we'd need to know the official name to be sure.
    Last edited by Tdol; 15-Aug-2014 at 09:29. Reason: Changing as -> at

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    #7

    Re: study/studying

    Tdol, your first 'as" should be "at"

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