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let it be known, I am officially...

Postby Matt » 12 Apr 2007, 21:54

finished with university! (edited for the forum grammar nazis)

had my last exam tonight! all that's left is for the university to confer upon me my degree!

woo!

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Postby James » 12 Apr 2007, 21:55

Aren't you going back for more school at some point?
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Postby Matt » 12 Apr 2007, 21:57

...yes.

but I've reached a notable benchmark :p

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Postby Graham » 12 Apr 2007, 22:04

Good for you!
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Postby YamaroV2 » 12 Apr 2007, 22:07

Way to be!

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Postby Lord Chrusher » 12 Apr 2007, 22:22

Congratulations on finishing university Matt. I have two more years before I finish this degree.
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Postby DarkMidget » 12 Apr 2007, 22:49

And I have yet to start college. All hail Almighty Slackor
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Postby JesterJ. » 12 Apr 2007, 23:02

Good job Matt!

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Postby Tensen01 » 12 Apr 2007, 23:48

Shouldn't that be "I HAVE officially..."?

Unless you've changed your name...
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Postby Citin » 13 Apr 2007, 00:26

I START UNIVERSITY NEXT YEAR!


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Postby Matt » 13 Apr 2007, 00:29

Tensen01 wrote:Shouldn't that be "I HAVE officially..."?

Unless you've changed you're name...


"I am officially finished..." is an acceptable and grammatically correct alternative.

"...changed you're name..." on the other hand, is not.

your - personal possessive
you're - "you are"

:p

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Postby JesterJ. » 13 Apr 2007, 00:42

"I am officially finished university" ? Really? Show me. If you added a "with", I'd agree, but otherwise, I have trouble.
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Postby Tensen01 » 13 Apr 2007, 01:01

JesterJ. wrote:"I am officially finished university" ? Really? Show me. If you added a "with", I'd agree, but otherwise, I am have trouble.


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Postby Matt » 13 Apr 2007, 02:11

Fine, I'll grant that "I am finished with university" would be tighter grammatically, but I still contend that "I am finished university" is acceptable.

"I am" - to exist (present tense)
"finished" - the state of having completed a task
"university" - an institution for post secondary education - in this case being used as a short-hand for the education itself.

"I am finished university" - I currently exist in the state of having completed my university education.

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also, this thread has taken internet-based grammar-fascism to a whole new level, thanks for that, tensen. :\
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Postby Melendwyr » 13 Apr 2007, 04:49

"I am finished university" is not acceptable English.

"I am finished, university!" would be, though.
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Postby Red Charlie » 13 Apr 2007, 04:49

RUN AWAY!
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I give you this instead


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Postby emma » 13 Apr 2007, 05:52

a) "I am finished university" is a perfectly acceptable sentence.

b) Congratulations, Matt! (are you sure you passed all your exams? ;))
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Postby Kawaiicaps » 13 Apr 2007, 07:10

Oh my goodness... Grammar police!!!



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Postby Tank_girl » 13 Apr 2007, 10:55

Woot. Congrats Matt!
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Postby Anachronism » 13 Apr 2007, 13:28

As someone going through the rigors of a 6+3+2 year program, I am very happy for you, Matt. Congratulations!
If you don't mind my asking, what degree did you finish with? (it might have been mentioned before but my memory is fawlty)

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Postby Melendwyr » 13 Apr 2007, 14:53

3mm4 wrote:a) "I am finished university" is a perfectly acceptable sentence.


Only if you're using 'university' as a verb.
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Postby emma » 13 Apr 2007, 15:02

No... because 'am' is the verb. The emphasis in the sentence is on am, which is the verb being used. By saying "I am finished university" Matt is saying his status, which is 'finished university.' He is not saying what he has done.

And it makes complete sense.
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