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    Is an article needed here?

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by Mckk, Feb 24, 2014.

    I graduated with Merit
    I graduated with First Class Honours

    OR

    I graduated with a Merit
    I graduated with a First Class Honours

    Living abroad has me a little muddled up lol. Normally in conversation, I'd say for example, "I got a 2.1 for my degree", so in this instance, I'd naturally put in an article...

    But "graduated with Merit" or say, "graduated with honours" is perfectly correct too.

    Now I am confused if they're both okay, or if one of them is wrong and I've forgotten which one O.O It's for my husband's CV so it better be correct lol.
     
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    Hrm. My instinct is no article, but I'm only going by my mind's ear. It's been wrong before. And my other instinct says no capitals. Anybody else?
     
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    No, no article.
     
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    No article for me, but then, I still say that I graduated from high school, and my aunt was admitted to the hospital.

    I would capitalize First Class Honours if it's an official reward for your achievment, but not merit, probably.
     
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    no article...

    and if the items graduated with are official honors, they must be capitalized... if they're not, not...
     
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    What do you mean "official" honours? This is just a university degree.

    I shall heed the general consensus of no article! I was inclined towards no article too. Thank you folks! :D
     
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    'official' as in they are the actual 'titles' of honors... not just ordinary 'words'...
     
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    Right. Nah, think they are just words unfortunately :D
     

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