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Social sciences focused or social science focused?
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Depends what you're saying and how you're trying to say it. Generally, "Social sciences" would be a more general umbrella term, "Social science" would be more specific. Difficult to advise on the use without knowing the context.
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Depends what you're saying and how you're trying to say it. Generally, "Social sciences" would be a more general umbrella term, "Social science" would be more specific. Difficult to advise on the use without knowing the context.
The word education comes after focused, if that makes it clearer. Don't want to write out the entire sentence in case of plagiarism
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I understand the problem but it doesn't really help. Are you talking about social sciences as a field, or social science as a specific subject?

The word "focused" seems to imply a need for the singular, but again, context would determine that.
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I understand the problem but it doesn't really help. Are you talking about social sciences as a field, or social science as a specific subject?

The word "focused" seems to imply a need for the singular, but again, context would determine that.
When I say social sciences, I mean it as a general word for describing subjects within social sciences such as law and geography. Example: 'I used to study social sciences at school'.

The problem is that when I use 'social sciences', it sounds odd when I read it out loud.
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I think before "focused" I would always use a singular noun, regardless of the topic eg. pet focused = focused on pets (not pets focused). I don't know the rule though, just going on what sounds right :dontknow:
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I think before "focused" I would always use a singular noun, regardless of the topic eg. pet focused = focused on pets (not pets focused). I don't know the rule though, just going on what sounds right :dontknow:
Thanks for chipping in! It's not a huge issue, just feels a bit unnecessary to send off a PS with grammar errors.
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When I say social sciences, I mean it as a general word for describing subjects within social sciences such as law and geography. Example: 'I used to study social sciences at school'.

The problem is that when I use 'social sciences', it sounds odd when I read it out loud.
Maybe you could try rephrasing it, so that it reads better with the version you feel is correct? In the example you give above, a different way of saying it could be "The subjects I studied at school included social sciences."

Generally, when I know I've used the right word but it doesn't feel or sound right, then it's the structure of the sentence that needs work, rather than the word which needs changing.
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Maybe you could try rephrasing it, so that it reads better with the version you feel is correct? In the example you give above, a different way of saying it could be "The subjects I studied at school included social sciences."

Generally, when I know I've used the right word but it doesn't feel or sound right, then it's the structure of the sentence that needs work, rather than the word which needs changing.
I'll try that! Thank you for taking the time
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Depending on the context, you may not need the phrase at all. For example, if it's just referring to the A Levels you study, then it's not necessary, because the admissions tutors will see elsewhere what subjects you are studying. Only mention it if it's not something that they couldn't infer easily from other parts of your application
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I'll try that! Thank you for taking the time
No problem - good luck!
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Depending on the context, you may not need the phrase at all. For example, if it's just referring to the A Levels you study, then it's not necessary, because the admissions tutors will see elsewhere what subjects you are studying. Only mention it if it's not something that they couldn't infer easily from other parts of your application
It doesn't have anything to do with my A-levels, the phrase above was just an example
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