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    right use of ''engaged'' in this context

    Hi,

    Not sure if the following is correct in use of ''engaged'' when I tried to mean ''the school I attended''.


    - While preparing for a new school to further my study even after graduation from the school i engaged.

    would any of you let me know if the underlined part is correct in grammar?

    Thank you.

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    Re: right use of ''engaged'' in this context

    No, it sounds incomplete. Engage takes an indirect object, so it doesn't apply to the school.

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    Re: right use of ''engaged'' in this context

    While preparing for a new school to further my study(plural, studies) even after graduation from the school I engaged (studied in),

    You can say you are engaged(employed) by a school to do some work, but not for studies. In which case, the school engages you, not the other way round.

    not a student


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    Re: right use of ''engaged'' in this context

    Most of all, I want to show my appreciation of all your comments.

    Well, An english dictionary says the followig belongs to what ''engage'' means.

    -To involve oneself or become occupied; participate


    If I try to mean the above when i used ''engaged'' in the sentence, then still is it completely wrong? or forcibly admittable?

    thanks.

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    Re: right use of ''engaged'' in this context

    Quote Originally Posted by merry 07 View Post
    Most of all, I want to show my appreciation of all your comments.

    Well, An english dictionary says the followig belongs to what ''engage'' means.

    -To involve oneself or become occupied; participate


    If I try to mean the above when i used ''engaged'' in the sentence, then still is it completely wrong? or forcibly admittable?

    thanks.
    Not even forcibly admittable.
    You engage the school literally means you employ the school!


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    Re: right use of ''engaged'' in this context

    Can anyone whose mother tongue is english give me comments for this issue?


    what about this in terms of grammar when i try to mean '' the school I was concerned with''?

    - after graduation from the school I was engaged.


    thanks

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    Re: right use of ''engaged'' in this context

    Quote Originally Posted by merry 07 View Post
    Can anyone whose mother tongue is english give me comments for this issue?


    what about this in terms of grammar when i try to mean '' the school I was concerned with''?

    - after graduation from the school I was engaged.


    thanks
    You've had a few opinions from native speakers.
    Here's another: it's wrong.

    In any case, even if your dictionary is correct, you can't say: " ... after graduation from the school I was participated.

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    Re: right use of ''engaged'' in this context

    after graduation from the school I was engaged
    It's correct if you mean you're engaged to be married.

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    #9

    Re: right use of ''engaged'' in this context

    No, then you'd need "the school where I was engaged [to / with X].


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    Re: right use of ''engaged'' in this context

    ok thanks.

    Then, what about this to mean ''attend''?

    - after graduation from the school whose course I was engaged.

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