What does “Last school attended” means?
I have form to fill with this question.
Is it year when I was in school or is it type of school?

The full question is:

Please fill in the information required by your recruiter. Last school attended:

  • It's the name of the school that's required but it might do no harm to say something like: Graduated from Hill Boys' School in Liverpool – Ronald Sole Feb 20 '19 at 18:58
  • to attend school means to go to school. – Lambie Feb 20 '19 at 19:43

That might be written out as a full question as follows:

What is the last school that you attended?

So, that means the school you most recently attended. If the form is intended for adults, it will be your final school.

The trick with forms like this is, I suspect, to think of the label and gap as being a short declarative sentence with a missing verb or preposition, and a space for you to fill in a blank.

"Last school attended" was __________

"Name" is ______

"Qualifications" are ________

You might want to think of a your in front of each one as well.

  • Full question is "Please fill in the information required by your recruiter. Last school attended: *" – Alexey Vazhnov Feb 20 '19 at 20:25
  • When you have a form like that, you can mentally add the relevant words to make it a question. My example would be how that form element should be read. – SamBC Feb 20 '19 at 20:39
  • @SamBC - I think your interpretation is correct, but it's worth pointing out how a learner might struggle with knowing if the full question would be "What is the last school that you attended?" or "When was the last time you attended school?" (especially with the way last is often used chronologically). – J.R. Feb 20 '19 at 22:46
  • Ah, yes. I would expect that the "when" question would be phrased "school last attended" - but that would be ambiguous even to a native. The trick is to think of the form fields as declarative statements with missing prepositions or verbs. "Last school attended was ___". It would usually be just one word missing, I think. I'll clarify in answer. – SamBC Feb 20 '19 at 22:50
  • @SamBC Actually, if the when version were meant, I think the short form would more likely be last time attended school. – Jason Bassford Supports Monica Feb 21 '19 at 7:23

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