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Hi there,

I don't know how to differentiate 'study' from 'studies' . Both of them are nouns. For example, the pressures of study and exams. OR the pressures of studies and exams. I don't know when I should use 'study' as a noun and 'studies' as a noun.

Simon
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Hi,

Something you might want to consider is that we often use the gerund form 'studying' in such cases as your example, ie the pressures of studying and exams. In this case, we are thinking of the act of studying.

Compare I am interested in my studies, because biology is a fascinating subject. Here, the word 'studies' is used much more 'passively' and objectively.

You would more rarely use the singular form 'study'.

Best wishes, Clive
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Hi there,

Thanks a lot.

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I checked the meaning of 'studies'. It seems that 'studies' means 'studying'. So can I use 'studies' in the example?

Studies:

studying or work involving studying:
Adam doesn't spend enough time on his studies.

study
noun
1 when you learn about a subject, usually at school or university:
the study of English literature

Simon

Hi,

I checked the meaning of 'studies'. It seems that 'studies' means 'studying'. So can I use 'studies' in the example?

Studies:

studying or work involving studying:
Adam doesn't spend enough time on his studies.
Yes. But, as I said, I think Adam himself would more often speak of his 'studying'.

study
noun
1 when you learn about a subject, usually at school or university:
the study of English literature
Yes

Best wishes, Clive

Hi,

i am sometimes still confused about using the word study and studies.

For example

I would like to continue my study or studies to the university. Which one is correct.

This is if I choose the word study/studies instead of education.

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you want to continue your studies at the University.

hello,

can i say "im pursuing postgraduate studies at the university of XXX ???

or can i say i'm pursuing a post graduate study at the university of xxx?

which one is correct ? plz let me know

Roy

"i'm pursuing postgraduate studies at the university of XXX ???

" i'm pursuing a post graduate study at the university of xxx?

Only #1 is correct and natural.

Not #2.

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Clive , thanks so much for letting me know.