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Maniac (V) Mad Librarian

From: the space between us
Insane since: Sep 2002

posted posted 07-15-2007 16:52

As a university assistant at the University of Vienna ...blablabla


As aN university assistant at the University of Vienna ...blablabla

thx in advance

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(Edited by mas on 07-15-2007 16:52)

Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Maryland, USA
Insane since: Jan 2001

posted posted 07-15-2007 17:47

"As a..."

Its mostly a phonetic thing - if you said "an unbreakable window," it would be correct, but because the "u" in "university" is pronounced with a phonetic y, like 'yoo-nuh-ver-sit-ee,' it is not preceded by "an."

Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Land of one Headlight on.
Insane since: May 2001

posted posted 07-15-2007 18:27

Syntax. Remove the first university and you get; As aN assistant at the University of Vienna... which follows the usage rule for "an" but does not tell us very much. So now you have to provide more details...

As aN assistant to Professor __________at the University of Vienna....

As aN assistant in the department of _____________ at the University of Vienna....

Define assistant and all evil mojo go away mon. =)

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Maniac (V) Mad Librarian

From: Seoul, Korea
Insane since: Apr 2002

posted posted 07-16-2007 11:10

Yup. "University assistant" doesn't really make much sense as is. Perhaps the term you're looking for is "teaching assistant" (often abbreviated as TA)?

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Tyberius Prime
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist with Finglongers

From: Germany
Insane since: Sep 2001

posted posted 07-16-2007 15:09

or if you're looking for 'hiwi' that would be a research assistant...

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