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Carmenex
Posted: Saturday, September 7, 2019 6:10:46 PM
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Hi, I would please ask you which of the options in bold is more appropriate (using, if possible, different expressions for the two sentences) in the following (it is a bullet list):
- PhD in Chemical Engineering earned/obtained/achieved at the University of Chicago
- Master's Degree in Process Engineering earned/obtained/achieved at the University of California
sureshot
Posted: Sunday, September 8, 2019 4:22:02 AM
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Carmenex wrote:
Hi, I would please ask you which of the options in bold is more appropriate (using, if possible, different expressions for the two sentences) in the following (it is a bullet list):
- PhD in Chemical Engineering earned/obtained/achieved at the University of Chicago
- Master's Degree in Process Engineering earned/obtained/achieved at the University of California


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To me, the use of "earned" is the usual word in both your examples.
Carmenex
Posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 10:26:04 AM
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sureshot wrote:
Carmenex wrote:
Hi, I would please ask you which of the options in bold is more appropriate (using, if possible, different expressions for the two sentences) in the following (it is a bullet list):
- PhD in Chemical Engineering earned/obtained/achieved at the University of Chicago
- Master's Degree in Process Engineering earned/obtained/achieved at the University of California


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To me, the use of "earned" is the usual word in both your examples.



Hi sureshot, and thank you for your advice. And, is the use of preposition at correct after "earned"?
What could a possible synonym of "earned" be?
FounDit
Posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 11:00:51 AM

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Carmenex wrote:
sureshot wrote:
Carmenex wrote:
Hi, I would please ask you which of the options in bold is more appropriate (using, if possible, different expressions for the two sentences) in the following (it is a bullet list):
- PhD in Chemical Engineering earned/obtained/achieved at the University of Chicago
- Master's Degree in Process Engineering earned/obtained/achieved at the University of California


_________________________

To me, the use of "earned" is the usual word in both your examples.



Hi sureshot, and thank you for your advice. And, is the use of preposition at correct after "earned"?
What could a possible synonym of "earned" be?


You could use "acquired" or one of your words, "obtained", but "earned" is by far the better word here.

And the prep. "at" is correct. It reveals the facility where the degree was earned.
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