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izulia
China

Help please!
 
Hello,
Today, I heard a native English speaker saying "I graduated in university several
years ago."
 
Does ´in ´ sound correct after the word ´graduated ´? I thought it should be followed by ´from ´: ´graduated from".
 
Or are both versions correct?
 
Thank you

3 Jul 2012      



ueslteacher
Ukraine

It is correct to use "graduate in" if it ´s followed by a subject, e.g. Only half of the students graduated in History last year.
Sophia

3 Jul 2012     



yanogator
United States

Yes, Sophia is right.
 
I graduated from The Ohio State University in Mathematics in 1975.
(The "from" is optional)
Bruce

3 Jul 2012     



izulia
China

Thank you! :))

3 Jul 2012     



jspe
United Kingdom

In reply to Bruce ´s post: ´from ´ is only optional in American English.  In British English, you have to say, ´graduated from The Ohio State University ´.

In reply to Sophia ´s post: ´graduated in ´ can only be used with academic subjects; ´from ´ is necessary with a university/school.

Jane

3 Jul 2012     



ueslteacher
Ukraine

@Jane: isn ´t that what I said? I think it ´s pretty obvious from the example which I provided that I meant "academic subject" not a grammatical notion.
Sophia

3 Jul 2012     



Apodo
Australia

@Bruce  Are you sure from is optional??? I don ´t think so.
 
 
 
 

4 Jul 2012     



douglas
United States

Marion>>From what I understand from is optional.  AmE we use it, but BE they often don ´t.

4 Jul 2012     



ueslteacher
Ukraine

yes, Marion in NAmE "from" IS optional. See here http://oald8.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/dictionary/graduate_2

Sophia

4 Jul 2012     



Apodo
Australia

Wow! I ´ve never heard it used that way before. Thanks for the link Sophia.
 
 
 

4 Jul 2012