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I wonder if the sentence such makes sense?

"I left the school with the exam (whatever this exam may be) passed"

The part I am not sure about is the phrase "with the exam passed".

I would like to point out the two facts "I left the school" and "I passed the exam", which are not necessarily connected. What would be a more idiomatic way to construct a sentence for that purpose?

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  • Does "leave school" mean to drop out of school without degrees?
    – JQQ
    Aug 1, 2020 at 2:06

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It is not idiomatic.

There are lots of possible ways to phrase this. If you just mean that two events occurred:

I passed the exam and left school.

If the exam was the cause of you leaving

I left school by passing the exam.

You can use a participle phrase

Having passed the exam, I left school.

Or you can use the verb "graduate" which means "Leave school having passed all the required exams"

I graduated.

Or, since the certificate (or diploma etc) implies passing the exam, you can say

I left school with my diploma

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  • Does "leave school" mean to drop out of school without degrees?
    – JQQ
    Aug 1, 2020 at 2:06
  • No, but if you have a new question, you might want to ask it as a question. rather than in a comment.
    – James K
    Aug 1, 2020 at 7:15

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