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    Achieve a degree in...

    Hi, folks! To make it short: is this sentence possible: "Armstrong attended Purdue University and achieved a degree in Aeronautical Engineering."?

    The other options were gained, won and received. Received is listed as the correct answer, but is it the only one?

    Thanks!
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    Re: Achieve a degree in...

    "Obtained a degree" is more common than "achieved/received a degree".
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Achieve a degree in...

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    "Obtained a degree" is more common than "achieved/received a degree".
    Thank you.

    They didn't even "bother" to put it in the task. Do you think that both receive and achieve should be accepted?
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    #4

    Re: Achieve a degree in...

    I think you "earn" a degree.

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    #5

    Re: Achieve a degree in...

    You can also complete a degree. But, for me, 'achieved' is acceptable.

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    #6

    Re: Achieve a degree in...

    My preference is for 'gained' a degree.

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    Re: Achieve a degree in...

    Not my favorite choice, but "received" works.

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