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applying to schools in the UK [#permalink] New post 19 Nov 2006, 16:07
I'm American and planning to apply to a few schools in England (London Business School and perhaps Cambridge and Oxford.) Does anyone think my essays should be written in British English, rather than American English? Does it matter? I'm pretty sure Word will translate the small nuances for me. I want to represent myself accurately, but I also want to make clear that I'm putting in the effort the schools expect. I'd be happy to hear opinions.

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 [#permalink] New post 19 Nov 2006, 16:29
I think you should go with either one, but I don't think you should rely on Word to do the conversion for you. That sounds like a bad idea.
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Nov 2006, 17:52
I dont think itll matter. I used to write in "american" english, but had british english beat into me, and now write like that. I wouldn't worry about it -the meaning is always clear as long as you dont use colloquial phrases such as "taking the piss" (which isn't a good phrase for essays anyway).
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Nov 2006, 16:34
Dude, just be yourself, wouldya? J/K
I would go with a neutral English, which would be closer to the British (original) one. But that is my humble opinion, mate.
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Nov 2006, 21:52
Either is fine.

i wrote my Oxford essays in American english and have got call for an interview.
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