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    Default Graduated from here vs. graduated here

    How do I tell people that I graduated at the university I am continuing my studies? I am doing my English masters degree at the same uni I did my bachelors degree.

    So should I say:
    I graduated from here
    or
    I graduated here (without "from")

    My academic tutors say that the first is correct. When I asked why they said it is a sort of fixed phrase. I am not entirely convinced. Is there phrase as such?

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    Default Re: Graduated from here vs. graduated here

    I don't find "from here" to be natural. The "from" part, yes, but not coupled with "here."
    I graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

    Say "I have completed my undergraduate degree here and am now continuing my studies for a master's degree."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: Graduated from here vs. graduated here

    Quote Originally Posted by doglover View Post
    How do I tell people that I graduated at the university I am continuing my studies? I am doing my English masters degree at the same uni I did my bachelors degree.

    So should I say:
    I graduated from here
    or
    I graduated here (without "from")

    My academic tutors say that the first is correct. When I asked why they said it is a sort of fixed phrase. I am not entirely convinced. Is there phrase as such?
    The verb "graduate" was originally intended to describe the action of an institution, not an individual. The usage has changed dramatically but the new uses are not universally accepted. See the usage note after the first section here: graduate - definition of graduate by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

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