What do you want to do after being a graduate ?


What do you want to do after becoming a graduate ?

Which one amongst the above 2 sentences is correct ?

  • Being a graduate or becoming a graduate ?!? – Subrat Bavarian Bastola Feb 2 '18 at 14:49
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    We wouldn't usually say "after becoming a graduate" or "after being a graduate", we would just say "after graduating". – stangdon Feb 2 '18 at 14:58
  • @SubratBavarianBastola I see you've edited your question, in which case it's a moot point. "To graduate" is a verb, and needs no other to explain the transition from student to not student. "What you do you plan to do after you graduate?" – Andrew Feb 2 '18 at 15:47
  • And could you kindly explain me the difference between -what are your plans after graduating ? And what are your plans after you graduate? – Subrat Bavarian Bastola Feb 2 '18 at 15:51
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    Subrat, if you have a different question, you should ask it as a separate question. You may want to take the tour to learn how this site works, it's a bit different from other Internet forums. – ColleenV parted ways Feb 2 '18 at 15:53

Once you graduate, you spend the rest of your life being a graduate. In the process of graduating, you become a graduate. To be a graduate is a matter of state; to become a graduate is a matter of changing that state.

Thus, after being a graduate doesn't make a great deal of sense, though people will know what you mean if you say it. After becoming a graduate means after you have graduated. You can also use the progressive form of the verb to graduate, rather than using becoming - you can say after graduating instead.

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