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    I achieved or I have achieved?

    Hi, I am not a native English and I am not sure which form is correct:

    I have achieved a degree or I achieved a degree?
    I still have the title, not sure whether this matters.

    Thanks.

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    Re: I achieved or I have achieved?

    Please provide correct information in your profile.

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    #3

    Re: I achieved or I have achieved?

    Done, what is the answer? :)

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    #4

    Re: I achieved or I have achieved?

    Neither is very natural.

    We tend to say things like:

    I have a degree.
    I am a graduate.

    I gained/got my degree in 1984.
    I graduated in 1984.

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    #5

    Re: I achieved or I have achieved?

    Ok, how about that, which was the original sentence but I did not want to show off too much :)

    "I have graduated at ... University where I (have) achieved the First Class degree in the xxx subject." The subject is a hyperlink forwarding the visitor to the university website with the information about the specific course. I was not sure whether the word "subject" or "course" would be better either.

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    Re: I achieved or I have achieved?

    The natural for me would be "I graduated from X university, where I gained a First Class degree in Y". I would use neither 'subject' nor 'course'.

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    Re: I achieved or I have achieved?

    OK, thanks, I will use your version :)

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