I never liked J. University nor did I learn anything about English literature in there.

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I would use "while" instead of "in." Otherwise okay.

I never liked J. University nor did I learn anything about English literature while there? Sir?

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I never liked J. University nor did I learn anything about English literature while there.

"In" is a location word, so it treats the university as a place. ("At" is similar). However, you are not talking about being in a particular place. You are talking about the experience of learning (or not learning). That requires a period of time. So you would use "while."


I hope that makes it clear.

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I'm understood now. Thank so much!

Hi Doctor D

Is it all right to use "while there" in place of "while I was there"?

Yes you can. Also you can just say "there" (the "while" being understood by the reader.)

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