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    Meaning of the verb "to enrol"

    Dear Teachers,
    On one of the language forums there is an argument about the meaning of the verb "to enrol" (as in "to enrol at a colledge/school etc.") One of the members insists that "to enrol" = "to attend" as in "My number one goal this year is to enrol at a university". This member's main argument is that in BrE people "enrol at a university" while in AmE people "attend a university". To me it's quite clear that people enrol at a university in order to become a student there, i.e. to attend this university. Is that right? Could you please clarify?
    Answeres from British English speakes would be much appreciated.
    Thanks a lot in advance for your help!

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    Re: Meaning of the virb "to enrol"

    If you enrol for a course, you sign on. You presumably intend to attend sessions, but 'enrol' does not mean 'attend' in BrE.

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    Re: Meaning of the virb "to enrol"

    There is a typo in your title. The word is "verb", not "virb".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Meaning of the virb "to enrol"

    It means the same in American English, but enroll is one L better than its British cousin.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Meaning of the virb "to enrol"

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    It means the same in American English, but enroll is one L better than its British cousin.
    That's just showing off, now.

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    #6

    Re: Meaning of the virb "to enrol"

    Wel said,

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