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For example, I am so proud myself that I have gone through all the way from Japanese language school to uni graduation.

Does it sound odd to English native speakers?

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  • It sounds odd to me. The word "through" is not needed.
    – Simon B
    Commented Sep 11, 2015 at 20:46
  • Not too bad. Better: "I am so proud of myself that I have gone all the way through from Japanese language school to uni graduation." "Uni" isn't used much in AmE for "university." Maybe it's clear to anyone who knows you that it's a long way from Japanese language school to a university, but I had to assume that from context.
    – deadrat
    Commented Sep 11, 2015 at 20:47

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No, a native speaker wouldn't say that.

You go "through" a single thing: "I got all the way through university!"

You go from (or "all the way from") one thing to another: "I got all the way from Japanese language school to uni graduation!"

Note too that you would be proud "of" yourself, but maybe that missing word is just a typo. And usually you are "proud of yourself" for _____ing something, e.g., getting through university, driving all the way across the state, losing five pounds, reading from the beginning of the newspaper to the very end.

Hope that helps.

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  • The above answers make me confused. So should I say "I'm so proud of myself for getting all the way from Japanese language school to university graduation"?
    – Lil boi
    Commented Sep 12, 2015 at 0:50
  • @Lilboi, that sounds fine to me.
    – vstrong
    Commented Sep 12, 2015 at 0:51

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