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    Hello! What is the most formal way to say that ' I have succesfully passed a university couse'

    a) I have successfully been examined in 35 courses during my studies
    Comment: I think examine is most properly used for medical reasons
    b) I have successfully passed 35 courses during my studies
    Comment: Not sure if pass is used correctly
    c) I have successfully attained 35 courses during my studies
    Comment: I think attain course is more about learning new stuff rather than taking part in any examination process.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dervast View Post
    Hello! What is the most formal way to say that ' I have succesfully passed a university couse'

    a) I have successfully been examined in 35 courses during my studies
    Comment: I think examine is most properly used for medical reasons
    b) I have successfully passed 35 courses during my studies
    Comment: Not sure if pass is used correctly
    c) I have successfully attained 35 courses during my studies
    Comment: I think attain course is more about learning new stuff rather than taking part in any examination process.
    Only b, but if you are successful, then passing is understood, and there's no need to say "during my studies" because that's what you're doing when you take courses.

    I have passed 35 courses. (It does make me wonder how many courses there were that you failed.)

    I enrolled in 35 courses, passing each one.

    (Note your use of the present perfect and the "during my studies" implies the phrase "so far" - that you are still in school.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Only b, but if you are successful, then passing is understood, and there's no need to say "during my studies" because that's what you're doing when you take courses.

    I have passed 35 courses. (It does make me wonder how many courses there were that you failed.)

    I enrolled in 35 courses, passing each one.

    (Note your use of the present perfect and the "during my studies" implies the phrase "so far" - that you are still in school.)
    I have successfully passed 45 courses while only 41 were necessary.

    Is that phrase good one? Does the present perfect still imply that i am still studying? I have graduated so should i use another tense? Thanks for help!

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    Default Re: University courses

    Quote Originally Posted by dervast View Post
    I have successfully passed 45 courses while only 41 were necessary.

    Is that phrase good one? Does the present perfect still imply that i am still studying? I have graduated so should i use another tense? Thanks for help!
    If you've already graduated, then I would say "I passed 45 courses (as part of my degree).

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