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    I was "taking" or "trying" for a degree at that time.

    I was "taking" or "trying" for a degree at that time. (Where do I need to put a comma and an article and which article?)

    I am "taking" or "trying" for a degree from the correspondence university. (which article is missing? I am confused.)

    Can we use "graduation" in these sentences?

    A correspondence university (do we call it graduation by post?) is a branch of the university that offers open courses for the students who can't get admission to universities (regular ones) because of their less percentage in 12th board exams. (Could you please check this sentence as well?)

    Are my sentences correct now?

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    Re: I was "taking" or "trying" for a degree at that time.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    I was "taking" or "trying" for a degree at that time. (Where do I need to put a comma and an article and which article?)

    Do you honestly think that "taking for a degree" is natural in English?
    As for the article, "time" has "that" as a determiner, and "degree" already has "a", so what other noun is there in that sentence that might be missing an article?!

    For the rest, I'll just say that you should read up on studying by correspondence and distance education.

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    Re: I was "taking" or "trying" for a degree at that time.

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    Do you honestly think that "taking for a degree" is natural in English?
    As for the article, "time" has "that" as a determiner, and "degree" already has "a", so what other noun is there in that sentence that might be missing an article?!

    For the rest, I'll just say that you should read up on studying by correspondence and distance education.[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR]
    I was trying for a degree at that time.

    I was taking a degree at that time.

    I am trying for a degree from the correspondence university.

    I am taking a degree from the correspondence university.

    Can we use "graduation" in these sentences?

    A correspondence university is a branch of the university that offers open courses for the students who can't get admission to universities (regular ones) because of their less percentage in 12th board exams.

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    Re: I was "taking" or "trying" for a degree at that time.

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    Do you honestly think that "taking for a degree" is natural in English?
    As for the article, "time" has "that" as a determiner, and "degree" already has "a", so what other noun is there in that sentence that might be missing an article?!

    For the rest, I'll just say that you should read up on studying by correspondence and distance education.[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR]
    Thanks for sharing the link. Yes, I know the difference between study by correspondence and distance education but "by post" is new for me.


    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/t...I-was-eighteen. Please check post number six of this thread.
    Last edited by tufguy; 26-Jun-2017 at 06:35.

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