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    student accountants

    Does 'student accountants' mean students who are training to become accountants and are doing some accounting work as part of their training, not students who are studying accounting in college or university?

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    Re: student accountants

    Not a teacher.

    I work as a accountant trainee and study for Accounting. I guess 'student' in 'student accountant' is an adjective. The word student is describing the noun accountant so what you wrote might be correct.

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    Last edited by Rover_KE; 01-Aug-2016 at 08:32. Reason: Adding 'Not a teacher'.

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    Re: student accountants

    Quote Originally Posted by joham View Post
    students who are studying accounting in college or university
    I think they are accounting students.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: student accountants

    No – they are accountancy students.

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    #5

    Re: student accountants

    Quote Originally Posted by rock-onn View Post
    Not a teacher.

    I work as a accountant trainee .
    I would say 'trainee accountant'.

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    Re: student accountants

    I got the idea because LONGMAN DICTIONARY says 'a student teacher is a person who is training to become a teacher and is doing some teaching as part of their training' (in the entry of student teacher).


    And the phrase 'student accountants' I came across is taken from the COLLINS COBUILD USAGE in the entry of percentage:

    About 20% of student accountants are women.
    Last edited by joham; 01-Aug-2016 at 10:40.

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    Re: student accountants

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    No – they are accountancy students.
    Is the following result questionable?
    https://books.google.com/ngrams/grap...udents%3B%2Cc0
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    #8

    Re: student accountants

    "Accounting students" is what I would hear in the US.

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    Re: student accountants

    'Accounting' is shown as the synonym of 'accountancy' at www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/accounting
    I am not a teacher.

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    #10

    Re: student accountants

    I am unfamiliar with the concept of "student accountants."

    Yes, students studying to be teachers go into the classroom under the supervision of actual teachers, and are "student teachers."

    There may be some "trainee accountants" but the idea of "student accountants" is unfamiliar.
    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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