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    Default I was finished or I finished

    Please help explain the following:

    1. I was finished with primary school ten years ago.
    2. I finished with university education in my country.

    Are they grammatically correct? Do they both mean graduated from school?

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    Default Re: I was finished or I finished

    'I was finished with' suggests that the person gave up to me, that they decided to leave because they had had enough, not through completion. so I would say:

    1. I finished primary school ten years ago.
    2. I finished university education in my country.


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