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    #1

    I graduated/have graduated from the university

    I'd like to know the opinion of native speakers about these two sentences:

    - I graduated from the university
    - I have graduated from the university

    Are they interchangeable?

    I know all the rules about Past Simple and Present Persect. I am just interested in these examples.

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    #2

    Re: What is the difference between two sentences?

    Neither one is a sentence. They lack full stops (periods). Even if they were correct they would be unnatural as standalone sentences.
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    #3

    Re: What is the difference between two sentences?

    Tense names are not capitalized. The past simple and present perfect convey different information. They are rarely interchangeable.
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    #4

    Re: I graduated/have graduated from the university

    Please note that I have changed your thread title.

    Extract from the Posting Guidelines:

    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

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    #5

    Re: I graduated/have graduated from the university

    We normally graduate only when we leave university with a bachelor's degree in Britain. We don't therefore say that we graduated 'from (a/the) university'.

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    #6

    Re: I graduated/have graduated from the university

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    We normally graduate only when we leave university with a bachelor's degree in Britain. We don't therefore say that we graduated 'from (a/the) university'.
    We do in American English though.
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