I heard a sentence: "Enrolling a second major will increase the career option."

But I think it should be enrolling "in" a second major. Am I right? I looked at dictionary examples and I didn't find such a sentence (except with "in").

I heard it in an academic English test, so I don't think they neglected grammar rules. Here is the audio file: https://realpte.com/questionfiles/audio/201529.mp3

I heard it in both American and Australian accents. The above voice is American. This one is Australian: http://rapid1pars.dl1.rapidpars.com/34489/16083175/7t0hnhffzck/enroll.mp3

  • Could you clarify BrE or AmE if possible? – Smock Jul 3 '19 at 10:06
  • That audio file is wrong. No one skips the on or in. In AmE you enroll in a course and in BrE you enroll on a course. – Lambie Dec 6 '19 at 20:24

Gramatically correct would be to say "enroll in", but if the sentence comes from an American, then the explanation is that they like to skip some words which they think are obvious.

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  • I don't think this is the case. I added the explanation to the question. – living being Jul 3 '19 at 9:58
  • What you say has no basis in reality. – Lambie Dec 6 '19 at 20:23
  • I’m an American, and I would never say “enroll a major”. That simply doesn’t sound right, even if I can’t explain why. – StephenS Aug 13 at 2:15

In the UK you usually Enrol (BrE spelling) on a course

But might specialise in a discipline

So you could argue you might 'Enrol in a second major' but this isn't very BrE (it might be AmE though)

In the UK the term major (in an academic sense) is different the US. In the UK, Major is the predominant subject of your course, so you would major in politics and minor in french, if you did a Politics and French degree with a focus more on politics than french.

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  • Either way it's not the case, because in the 2 voice files there's neither "on" nor "in". – living being Jul 3 '19 at 10:22

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