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    The university where I study at is in the first rank among the state universities.

    Hi there,

    The university where I study at is in the first rank among the state universities.
    The university where I study at is in the second rank among the state universities.
    The university where I study at is in the third rank among the state universities.

    Have I used "rank" in the sentences accurately?

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    Re: The university where I study at is in the first rank among the state universities

    The university where I study at is ranked first among the state universities.
    The university where I study at is in the first in ranking among the state universities.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: The university where I study at is in the first rank among the state universities

    Whether "rank" is correct or not depends on what it means. There could be only 1 in each rank, or there could be several.

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    Re: The university where I study at is in the first rank among the state universities

    Delete 'where'.

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    Re: The university where I study at is in the first rank among the state universities

    Thanks! If I delete "where", are my examples right? I actually want to know how to use "rank" in a sentence rather than its meaning. How about the suggestions of Tedmc?

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    Re: The university where I study at is in the first rank among the state universities

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    The university where I study at...
    'Where' can mean 'at which', so the above can mean 'The university at which I study at', which doesn't sound proper.

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    Re: The university where I study at is in the first rank among the state universities

    Thanks for correcting the mistakes, but no body seems to be focusing on the main point, i.e. rank.

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    Re: The university where I study at is in the first rank among the state universities

    If I have understood post#3 correctly, 'in the first/second/third rank' should be correct when there are a number of universities in each rank.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UM Chakma View Post
    I actually want to know how to use "rank" in a sentence rather than its meaning.
    If you don't know its meaning, how can you use it correctly?
    Last edited by Matthew Wai; 31-May-2015 at 11:45.

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