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    The use of the Present Perfect Tense in a sentence.

    Hello everybody

    I am in the course of translating a CV from Polish into English for an acquaintance of mine. I would like to ask you whether it is possible to use the Present Perfect Tense. The sentence is as follows:

    Mr Romuald Chrzanecki, Master of Ecomics, has graduated from Main School of Planning and Statistics. Is it possible to formulate the sentence despite the fact that there is no mention of date.

    Your reply would be highly appreciated.

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    #2

    Re: The use of the Present Perfect Tense in a sentence.

    I see no reason for the present perfect there if it's simply a statement of fact.


    Mr Chrazanecki, ..., graduated from the Main School of Planning and Statistics.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: The use of the Present Perfect Tense in a sentence.

    Alternatively,

    Mr Romuald Chrzanecki, Master of Economics, is a graduate of the Main School of Planning and Statistics.

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    Re: The use of the Present Perfect Tense in a sentence.

    Mr Romuald Chrzanecki graduated with a masters' degree in economics from the Main School of Planning and Statistics.
    Mr Romuald Chrzanecki obtained his masters' degree in economics from the Main School of Planning and Statistics.

    I find calling oneself a "master of something" kind of boastful.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: The use of the Present Perfect Tense in a sentence.

    It is only boastful if the title is not earned.

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    #6

    Re: The use of the Present Perfect Tense in a sentence.

    I can see what Ted's getting at, though. Saying you have a master's degree sounds better to me than saying that you're a master of something. I would use something similar to his sentences.

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    Re: The use of the Present Perfect Tense in a sentence.

    I agree. I was just commenting on "boastful". With PhDs people say they are doctors. Professors say they are professors.

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