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Is the phrase

... because of my current educational and residential situation

a correct way to refer to where and why I study what I do and why I live where I do? Or should it be "education and residence situation"?

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why do you think you need to include situation? and I think "my current education and residence" is far better. (Although after reading "By that I mean where and why I study this and why I live there.", I don't think either of those phrases fits.) –  Dan D. Mar 8 '12 at 17:39
    
@DanD. I'm using 'situation', because I want to say why I am doing these courses, why I had to do them and why I'm living there... Basically the situation I'm in, at the moment, in terms of education and residence. How do you think I should say it? –  Saras Mar 8 '12 at 17:48
    
Saras, I edited question to reflect what I think you are asking; please edit it yourself if necessary. One should adjust the question by editing it, rather than via comments. –  jwpat7 Mar 8 '12 at 18:01
    
Per Daniel's answer, it looks at the very least "stilted". Personally, I would go for current educational and residential circumstances if you want a minimal change. –  FumbleFingers Mar 8 '12 at 18:36
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Educational and residential are the adjectival forms of education and residence, so they would be correct. However, this construction looks a little stilted, so I would suggest my current situation in terms of residence and education.

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"In terms of" sounds awkward to me. How about simply "regarding?" –  kevin cline Mar 8 '12 at 23:22
    
To me, "education" implies completeness while "educational situation" implies the speaker is currently taking courses. –  kevin cline Mar 8 '12 at 23:24
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