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Hi, Mooninsky,

"I have graduated from the ABC University with a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering. "

 

 I write this sentence in job application. Is there any mistakes?  My main concern is "have graduated/am graduated/was graduated". Thank you.

Your sentence is perfectly fine. 'Graduate' is currently used as an intransitive verb, which means that the active form is the most appropriate and -of course- is much more common. 'Am/Was' graduated is very old-fashioned and was only used in American English.

 

 

Last edited by ahmed_btm

"I have graduated from the ABC University with a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering. "

Hello, Mooninsky, and welcome to the Grammar Exchange.

I agree with Ahmed that you should NOT say "was graduated" or "am graduated." It doesn't matter whether it's American or British English; the sentence is quite bad nowadays with "was graduated" or "am graduated."

Although you can say, "I have graduated from XYZ with a B.A.," such a sentence would normally be used to announce a recent graduation. On a job application, it would be more normal to use the simple past:

  • I graduated from ABC University with a bachelor's degree in engineering.

Please note that neither "bachelor's degree" nor "engineering" is capitalized. Only the actual degree title is capitalized. You could say, "I graduated from ABC University with a Bachelor of Engineering degree (with a B.E.)."

Last edited by David, Moderator

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