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    I am looking for a word or maybe a phrase

    Hello
    If I wanted to say that my friend and I graduted at the same year
    not only at the same year but also from the same class
    What would I say?
    my try is
    my friend and I were in the same class graduation


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    Re: I am looking for a word or maybe a phrase

    I think "My friend and I graduated from the same class" would do.

    Perhaps a purist would have you say

    "My friend and I were graduated from the same class."

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    Re: I am looking for a word or maybe a phrase

    Quote Originally Posted by Ann1977 View Post
    I think "My friend and I graduated from the same class" would do.

    Perhaps a purist would have you say

    "My friend and I were graduated from the same class."
    Thank you Ann
    Does the sentence aslo work if I graduated in 2008 and my friend graduated in 2009?
    I mean does your sentence mean that we studied the same major doesn't matter wether we graduated at the same year or not


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    Re: I am looking for a word or maybe a phrase

    No, my suggestion would not work if the people did not get their diplomas on the very same day.

    If one person graduated in 2008 and the other in 2007, in what way were they in the same class?

    The expression "Class of 2008" MEANS that you graduated in 2008; that's why you can say "We graduated from the same class" about someone whose year of graduation (and school) is the same as yours.

    But if two people have graduated in two different years (or from two different schools), then in what sense are they in the same class?

    Having diplomas in the same major in no way implies "the same class."

    If all you want to say is that your degrees are in the same major, then you just have to say that directly:
    "My friend and I took the same degree in the same major from the same university."
    This means that you both have BS degrees, both degrees are in Forestry, and both are from the University of Michigan.
    It doesn't make any claim one way or the other about graduating from the same class, but I bet that if anyone heard you say al that, he would be inclined to ask you, "Did you both graduate from the same class?"

    If you graduated in different years, the answer would be "No, we weren't in the same class."

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