enter, reach, attain,take up

Sun14

Senior Member
Chinese
Hello, my friends,

I was wondering which verb is more idiomatic:

"You should meet the requirements then you could enter/reach/attain/take up the profession."

Thoughts: Someone set some standards for a certain profession. For instance, you should pass exam.
 
  • Florentia52

    Modwoman in the attic
    English - United States
    Which do you think is/are correct, Sun14? (By the way, if I'm reading your sentence correctly, you need some punctuation after "requirements.")
     

    Florentia52

    Modwoman in the attic
    English - United States
    "Enter" and "take up" make the most sense to me. You should give some attention to your modal verbs in the sentence. If something is a requirement, then it's required, not just something you "should" do.
     
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