graduate or be graduated?

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graduate or be graduated?

Unread postby Kareem » Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:08 pm

Hello Teacher,
I was in argument with my friend about the verb " graduate".
Which sentence is grammatically correct?
I have been graduated from the college. OR
I have graduated from the college.
Please can you clarify this for us. Thank you.

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Re: Is this sentence grammatically correct?

Unread postby Syl » Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:22 pm

To Kareem

In my previous reply to you I used the dictionary. I will use it again, this time Oxford Dictionary.

It says:

"verb
[no object] successfully complete an academic degree, course of training, or (North American) high school:
He graduated from Glasgow University in 1990".

This means that the verb "to graduate" is used in the active voice, and not in the passive. This being so, "have been graduated" which is in the passive voice isn't suitable in your example.


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Re: Is this sentence grammatically correct?

Unread postby JimmyCMattom » Sun Sep 29, 2013 5:29 am

No doubt,the first sentence in the passive voice is incorrect and the second one is correct.

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Re: graduate or be graduated?

Unread postby Josef » Sat Oct 19, 2013 6:39 am

I have graduated from the college.

This is correct.


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