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D00M
Posted: Saturday, September 8, 2018 12:20:37 PM

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Hello respected teachers,

How would you say the following in natural English?

What field/course are you going to study for your MA?

The custom of speaking is the original and only just standard of any language. Joseph Priestly- Rudiments of EG, 1761.
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Sunday, September 9, 2018 9:07:19 AM

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What field/course are you going to study for your Em-Ay?

I wouldn't actually ask that, of course.
I'd ask "Which field are you reading for your Master's?" or something like that.

When someone is at university, they are 'reading' a subject or field.

I would normally use the future form "are you reading", as it is broader (in time) and shorter than the other form "will you be reading" and much shorter than "are you going to be reading".

"Master's" is more comfortable (easier to say) than "MA".


Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
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