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    had just been=not-standard

    "In the last moment of the interview she gave, she paused and in a strong, clear voice said, " I had just been graduated from college, and up there we were taught the slogan' Not for ourselves alone, but that we must teach others."

    Would "had just been graduated" be non-standard usage here?

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    Re: had just been=not-standard

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "In the last moment of the interview she gave, she paused and in a strong, clear voice said, " I had just been graduated from college, and up there we were taught the slogan' Not for ourselves alone, but that we must teach others."

    Would "had just been graduated" be non-standard usage here?
    It would be very unusual.

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