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    #1

    finished my high school 2years ago.

    Do you work or are you a student?
    → I am student. l finished my high school 2 years ago.
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    Do you usually say " I finished my high school" or "I graduated from high school"?

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    #2

    Re: finished my high school 2years ago.

    I finished high school or I graduated from high school.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: finished my high school 2years ago.

    It's I left school​ in BrE - and that refers to secondary education.

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    #4

    Re: finished my high school 2years ago.

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    It's I left school​ in BrE - and that refers to secondary education.
    Funny! In the U.S. that means you DIDN'T finish!
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    #5

    Re: finished my high school 2years ago.

    Yes. In AmE, if you say you "left school", it would mean you quit or dropped out of school.

    By the way, it's "I am a student", not "I am student". However, if you have graduated and are not currently enrolled in a school, then you are not a student. So unless there is further context clarifying the situation, it makes no sense to say "I am a student. I graduated from high school two years ago."
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    #6

    Re: finished my high school 2years ago.

    Brits would understand 'student' to mean university student.

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    #7

    Re: finished my high school 2years ago.

    If I heard "I am a student. I graduated from high school two years ago," I would think "Oh, you must be a college student."
    I am not a teacher.

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    #8

    Re: finished my high school 2years ago.

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    Brits would understand 'student' to mean university student.
    This BrE speaker wouldn't. I was a student from the age of 5 to the age of 18. "Student" refers to anyone attending school, college or university, or studying privately.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #9

    Re: finished my high school 2years ago.

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    Brits would understand 'student' to mean university student.
    Not many of us speakers of BrE refer to ourselves as 'Brits'.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 26-Apr-2016 at 22:49. Reason: Fixed typo

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    #10

    Re: finished my high school 2years ago.

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    Not many of us speakers of BrE refer to ourselves as 'Brits'.
    Don't we?

    Admittedly, when referring to my nationality, I would say "I'm British" but I regularly refer to large groups of people from the UK as "Brits".

    There are far too many Brits living in the south of Spain.
    I'm embarrassed when I see the antics of Brits abroad.

    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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