Let’s get graduated!

I was graduated from Hasannudin university in 2007.

Although it is occasionally appropriate to use ‘graduate’ + object, it is relatively uncommon. Usually the verb ‘graduate’ is intransitive:

  • I graduated from Hasanuddin university in 2007.

If you are the object of the graduation, it sounds as though you were not responsible for your learning – that you passed through some kind of machine, passively! In western countries graduates are usually quite proud of the effort they put into their studies and like to acknowledge themselves as the ‘agents’ of their struggle!

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