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    graduated from elementary school

    Dear all,

    Do you say "I graduated from elementary school in 19XX"? I remember someone told me it doesn't sound natural, but I'm not 100 percent sure.

    If it sounds odd, how would you say that naturally? "I finisished elementary school"?

    Thank you!

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    Last edited by optimistic pessimist; 24-Jan-2012 at 03:56.

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    Re: graduated from elementary school

    Quote Originally Posted by optimistic pessimist View Post
    Dear all,

    Do you say "I graduated from elementary school in 19XX"? I remember someone told me it doesn't sound natural, but I'm not 100 percent sure.

    If it sounds odd, how would you say that naturally? "I finisished elementary school"?

    Thank you!

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    It would only be used as a joke in AusE, somewhat like graduating from kindergarten to real school. Yes, just say, "I finished elementary school".

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    Re: graduated from elementary school

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    It would only be used as a joke in AusE, somewhat like graduating from kindergarten to real school. Yes, just say, "I finished elementary school".
    It's the same in BrE. We don't graduate from high school, either. The only place we graduate from is university. If I say just, "I graduated in 1967", it is clear that the only thing I can mean is that I left university with a Bachelor's degree.

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    Re: graduated from elementary school

    Dear all,

    5jj, Raymott, thanks for your replies.

    I would appreciate it if someone lets me know what the case is in North America.

    Thank you!

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    Re: graduated from elementary school

    Quote Originally Posted by optimistic pessimist View Post
    Dear all,

    5jj, Raymott, thanks for your replies.

    I would appreciate it if someone lets me know what the case is in North America.

    Thank you!

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    It would not be unusual in the U.S. to hear/read one "graduated from elementary school" or "high school", but neither would the terms 'completed" or "finished" be unusual.

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