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If you want to get really pedantic, both are wrong. I was graduated from...

The traditional usage (which has largely fallen out of favor in current usage) is that graduate is a transitive verb. The school does the graduating, not the student.
Which is most correct:
a) I graduated U.Va.
b) I graduated from U.Va.
c) I was graduated from U.Va.

I think we'd all agree that 'a' is terrible and incorrect. 'b' seems to be the most common usage these days, and what I would typically use. However, some strict grammarians might insist on the old school usage of 'c'.

(In response to this post by NJHoo)

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Posted: 08/01/2019 at 9:50PM


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