2. For those English speakers out there. Which sounds best to you:
a. I graduated Harvard in 1998.
b. I graduated from Harvard in 1998.
My mom always told me that sentence A was an East Coast thing (being a native Californian, she always said this with some derision :). If one sentence sounds more natural than the other, I'd love to know where you're from so I can figure out a pattern (if any).
To me, both sentences sound acceptable, but the first sounds a bit awkward. However, I do say "I graduated high school." So I don't know this instance would be different.