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    Verification required, pls- "graduated in" or "graduated from"?

    Hi all,

    Many years back, I remember when I wrote:

    "...... graduated from the university of ...", my English professor corrected it to " graduated in the university of...."

    Being a native speaker of British English and holder of PhD in English literature, I gave in to his correction after discussing my inclination to using "FROM" in stead of "IN", but he insisted that "IN" is the correct prep. to use.

    Well he knows better as a native speaker and a highly educated person

    I abode by my professor's correction ever since, but many people started correcting me now claiming that "graduated from university" is the correct form.

    I'd really appreciate your input regarding the above. At least, tell me if you've any solid proof of the correct preposition to use.

    Thanks

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    Re: Verification required, pls- "graduated in" or "graduated from"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Y-o-u-s-e-f View Post
    Hi all,

    Many years back, I remember when I wrote:

    "...... graduated from the university of ...", my English professor corrected it to " graduated in the university of...."

    Being a native speaker of British English and holder of PhD in English literature, I gave in to his correction after discussing my inclination to using "FROM" in stead of "IN", but he insisted that "IN" is the correct prep. to use.

    Well he knows better as a native speaker and a highly educated person

    I abode by my professor's correction ever since, but many people started correcting me now claiming that "graduated from university" is the correct form.

    I'd really appreciate your input regarding the above. At least, tell me if you've any solid proof of the correct preposition to use.

    Thanks
    Generally we graduate "from" a university and "in" a subject.

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    Re: Verification required, pls- "graduated in" or "graduated from"?

    So the second and third elisions are crucial. 'He graduated from MIT from math' would be wrong, but 'He graduated from MIT, where he studied math' would be right (though naturally I'd prefer Cambridge/mathS of course. )

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    Re: Verification required, pls- "graduated in" or "graduated from"?

    "To graduate in a subject from a university".

    That sounds right and is a good compromise.

    Thank you very much for your input.

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