I hold - have a master degree

Discussion in 'English Only' started by liangmike, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. liangmike Senior Member

    Australia
    Mandarin
    If I am writing cover letter to introduce myself, is the sentence " I hold a master degree in accounting in Uneversity of New York" formal and correct?

    My concern is 2 points,
    1, Can I use 'hold" here? or simply use "have"?
    2, < Please read forum Rules. Only one topic is permitted for each thread. >

    Thanks
     
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  2. Memories Junior Member

    Yiddish
    I hold a master degree in accounting from the University of New York.

    Hold is fine; I think it sounds better. In was replaced with from.
     
  3. Pidginboy Senior Member

    India-Local dialect
    The following are some of the sentences I use:

    I received my master's degree in accounting from University of New York.
    I hold a master's degree in accounting from University of New York.
     
  4. burtonlang Junior Member

    Southern California
    American English
    You might say "I received my master's degree in accounting from the University of New York." Have would probably work too, but I think received sounds better.

    In informal speech, you'd probably use got.
     
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  5. mkz New Member

    Polish
    Hi, I am struggling with the similar issue. Would it be correct to use 'MSc Accounting/IT/Economics holder ...' ?

    Thanks,
    M.
     
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  6. panjandrum

    panjandrum PongoMod

    Belfast, Ireland
    English-Ireland (top end)
    Hello and welcome :)
    No, that would not be correct.
    Well, it might perhaps be correct, but it sounds bizarre.
    Can you post the full sentence you want to use?
     

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