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    #1

    go down, go up, better off

    I went down my degree studies two years ago because of an economical problem. But now I am better off after my uncle death, so I will go up the studies again.

    Are my expressions correct?

    Please help me.


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    #2

    Re: go down, go up, better off

    No.

    I stopped/gave up my degree studies two years ago because of a problem with money. But now I am better off after my uncle's death, so I will take up my studies again.


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    #3

    Re: go down, go up, better off

    Thank you Anglika.
    If possible, could you tell me why "go down" and "go up" cannot be used in this context although they have the same meaning?


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    #4

    Re: go down, go up, better off

    The same meaning as what?


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    #5

    Re: go down, go up, better off

    Thank you Anglika.

    From the Cambridge dictionary
    go down = If you go down from a college or university, especially Oxford University or Cambridge University, you leave either permanently or for a holiday.
    go up = If you go up to a college or university, especially Oxford University or Cambridge University, you begin studying there, or continue studying after a holiday.


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    #6

    Re: go down, go up, better off

    These terms relate solely to attendance at the physical place. There is no connection to what you are studying.

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