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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceWords & Wordplay · 2 months ago

Is this phrase correct? He finished college last year.?

Update:

Please, don't say that it isn't a phrase, to let you know I now that!

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago
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    Phrases don't have verbs, here there is a verb, Finished in past tense.It is a complete sentence.

  • 2 months ago

    It's correct. Whatever you choose to call it. This does Express a complete thought

    Source(s): Native American English speaker for 68 years.
  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Is this sentence correct? Ana lost your keys yesterday. 

  • 2 months ago

    Absolutely perfect.

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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.

    Example:

    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.

  • Vy
    Lv 5
    2 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."

  • RP
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Yes. It seems fine as is.

  • 2 months ago

    Yes- and it's not a phrase; it's clause or a sentence. 

  • 2 months ago

    It is grammatically acceptable ("correct"), yes. 

  • God
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    That's fine     .

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