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I'm trying to understand the meaning of the following sentence, belonging to Grammar for Pet book (unit 19):

Your sisters may succeed in getting places at university

These sisters haven't attended yet a university, so did he say that they would have some job opportunities in the academic field (in a future), or they would have a brilliant experience in their studies (such as taking exams)?

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To get a place at university means that a university is willing to accept you as an undergraduate student. As you have more than one sister, they may get places- plural.

Note that the first word should probably be your, a possessive adjective which describes sisters, rather than yours, a possessive pronoun which would replace sisters:

Your sisters may succeed in getting places at university - possessive adjective
Yours may succeed in getting places at university - possessive pronoun

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  • I'm sorry, I edited the question: I made a typo error by mistake
    – johnny_kb
    Mar 12, 2017 at 18:03
  • @JavaLatte I noticed a little typo, but I can't edit since It's just 1 character long not 6. "as an undergraduate" would be the correct way. I'm sure you just not noticed. Dec 16, 2020 at 11:44
  • @AdriánJaramillo thanks for pointing that out: I fixed it.
    – JavaLatte
    Dec 17, 2020 at 11:09

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