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  • ewie

    Senior Member
    English English
    Well, I'm not one of those people, EL: I simply wouldn't say that.

    I've been admitted by X University:)
    X University have admitted me:)


    Senior Member
    Thank you. I know we can say it in other ways. would you mind letting me know whether 1 is correct or 2?
    1)"In order to get admission from the university of X"
    2)"In order to get an admission from the university of X"


    Senior Member
    American English
    Like Ewie, I wouldn't use either. "In order to get admitted to Loyola University." I would think it unusual to hear "an admission." "In order to get admission to . . ." might be possible, but pretty rare, I think.


    Senior Member
    English English
    Are you sure?:confused:
    I guess the correct one is
    "X University has admitted me"
    Yes I'm sure:) ~ in British English universities are (often) considered as plural-singulars, like various other nouns:
    The University have refused to consider me
    The team are playing well today
    The government have ripped us off once again


    I don't think I would ever say get admission to, though I might say gain admission to, very formally. However, I'd only use it to mean literal 'physical' entrance:
    I was unable to gain admission to the grand duke's residence
    i.e. they wouldn't let me in to the house.
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