Is this phrase correct? He finished college last year.?
Please, don't say that it isn't a phrase, to let you know I now that!
- Anonymous2 months agoFavourite answer
Phrases don't have verbs, here there is a verb, Finished in past tense.It is a complete sentence.
- robert2020Lv 62 months ago
It's correct. Whatever you choose to call it. This does Express a complete thoughtSource(s): Native American English speaker for 68 years.
- Anonymous2 months ago
Is this sentence correct? Ana lost your keys yesterday.
- ♥Sweetness♥Lv 72 months ago
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- 2 months ago
No, it is not a phrase, it is a sentence. Your sentence is correct. If you remove the period your simple sentence becomes a phrase where the reader is expecting more information.
He finished college last year before starting his career.
He finished college last year. He started his career this year.
@Vivian: What if he finished college because he had all the information he wanted before opening his company or following some other path that does not require a diploma?
He didn't graduate because he didn't want to spend more money on classes he didn't want to take or feel he needed? In his mind he was finished with college.
We cannot assume things in peoples words that may not be there. My example is for definitive purposes where as your correction is one of assumption. You assumed he finished because he graduated in which case your recommended sentence would not be correct, he didn't graduate, he finished. He finished college last year.
It is a simple sentence that is correct.
- VyLv 52 months ago
While the term "He finished college last year." is actually a full sentence, it should also be more corrected as: "He graduated college last year."
- RPLv 72 months ago
Yes. It seems fine as is.
- GypsyfishLv 72 months ago
Yes- and it's not a phrase; it's clause or a sentence.
- busterwasmycatLv 72 months ago
It is grammatically acceptable ("correct"), yes.
- GodLv 72 months ago
That's fine .