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When is "studies" used? "How is your study going?", "How are your studies going"? Are both fine sentences?

Can Study or studies be preceded with modifiers? "How is/are your English study/studies going?

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"How is your study going?" if you talk to a person studying a specific area of research

"How are your studies going"? if you talk to a student, about his success at school
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Well, if the person you are talking to is a researcher who is involved in "a study" (and when they are, it occupies a huge portion of their lives), you can ask about how "the study" is going.

But I believe, like you, that the general intention was to ask "how is school?" so that "your study" is not appropriate in that context.
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Hi,

"How is your study going?" is not a natural sentence. You'd hear 'How is your studying going?'

Can . . . studies be preceded with modifiers? Yes.

Best wishes, Clive
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Thank you for your help. I found "studies" on on-line Cambridge Dictionary. I wondered if I can say "How are your English studies going? (a) " regardless whether this person is taking one or more English courses. In 2, the example is the name of a department. Is "English studies" in (2) correct?

studies Show phonetics
plural noun
1 studying or work involving studying:
Adam doesn't spend enough time on his studies.

2 used in the names of some educational subjects and courses:
the department of business/media studies
Hi,

Thank you for your help. I found "studies" on on-line Cambridge Dictionary. I wondered if I can say "How are your English studies going? (a) " regardless whether this person is taking one or more English courses. Yes, you can.

In 2, the example is the name of a department. Is "English studies" in (2) correct? Yes, it is.

studies Show phonetics
plural noun
1 studying or work involving studying:
Adam doesn't spend enough time on his studies.

2 used in the names of some educational subjects and courses:
the department of business/media studies


Best wishes, Clive