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  1. Anonymous
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    use of "graduate"

    I hear "graduate high school" and "graduate from high school" all the time. Somehow, the latter sits well, and the former grates on my sensibilities. This may be a regional variation and I should learn to tolerate the former, but it's driving me nuts. Any thoughts?

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    As a British English speaker, they both sound odd- we only graduate from universities.

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    #3
    I graduated from high school. That makes me a high school graduate.

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    I left school and graduated from university.

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