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    He got admission

    Hi,

    Is "He got admission to PhD/MA English/MPhil etc." correct?

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    Re: He got admission

    Quote Originally Posted by Untaught88 View Post
    Hi,

    Is "He got admission to PhD/MA English/MPhil etc." correct?
    No.
    He was admitted to the PhD program in English at Harvard University.
    He was accepted into the PhD program.

    (American word choices)
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: He got admission

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    (American word choices)
    They are fine in BrE, too, though I'd probably say 'onto' rather than 'into'.

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    #4

    Re: He got admission

    You could even say he "gained" admission, but not "got."

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    #5

    Re: He got admission

    1: Is ''get admission'' wrong? Should I avoid its use in the future?

    2: Are the following correct?
    He was granted/gained admission into the MPhil program. AmE
    He was granted/gained admission onto the the MPhil programme. BrE

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    Re: He got admission

    Quote Originally Posted by Untaught88 View Post
    Should I avoid its use in the future?
    Yes.
    He was granted/gained admission onto the the MPhil programme. BrE
    That's fine, so long as you remember that it's not 'was gained'. I would not find 'into' particularly unnatural.

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    #7

    Re: He got admission

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    1: Is ''get admission'' wrong? Should I avoid its use in the future?
    Agree with above - avoid this in the future.

    Quote Originally Posted by Untaught88 View Post
    He was granted/gained admission into the MPhil program. AmE
    He was admitted into...
    He was granted admission into ...
    He gained admission into...
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #8

    Re: He got admission

    I agree with the advice above, not because the option proposed is categorically wrong, but because it's awkward and inelegant.

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    #9

    Re: He got admission

    Can I also use "to" instead of "into"?

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    Re: He got admission

    In the American versions, you can use "to" as well.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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