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    "Graduation" or "graduating"

    Hi everyone.
    So, I've got this sentence:

    "A worldwide survey of students showed that after (graduate) they would be looking for jobs that allowed them to balance their personal lives with their work lives."

    The word in brackets needs to be changed into the correct form.
    My teacher says it's "graduating", and that makes perfect sense. But I was just wondering if "graduation" could be used as well, or would that be a mistake? It's what I've always wrote in things like this until now.

    Thanks for reading (and, hopefully, replying ).
    Last edited by Not_Dead; 11-Jan-2012 at 20:10.

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    Re: "Graduation" or "graduating"

    Welcome!


    Yes, "after graduation" makes perfect sense!
    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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    Re: "Graduation" or "graduating"

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Welcome!


    Yes, "after graduation" makes perfect sense!
    Thank you: both for the warm welcome and the quick reply

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