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    Default The student has hit 7 questions and failed 3

    What is the most natural, and coloquial, way to say in English that, for instance, a student has hit 7 questions and failed 3 on a test?

    a) "Mr. So-and-so scored 7 questions and failed 3." - Is this correct ?

    And to ask someone how many questions he answered right or wrong,
    say for example:
    b) How many questions did you do right ?
    c) How many have you gotten right?
    d) How many did you get ?
    e) How many did you score ?

    f) How many did you miss?
    g) How many did you err?
    h) How many did you mistake?

    Would you please check if the sentences above are correct and used in colloquial English? Are there differences from AmE, BrE and AuE here?


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    Default Re: The student has hit 7 questions and failed 3

    Quote Originally Posted by ymnisky View Post
    What is the most natural, and coloquial, way to say in English that, for instance, a student has hit 7 questions and failed 3 on a test?

    a) "Mr. So-and-so scored 7 questions and failed 3." - Is this correct ?

    And to ask someone how many questions he answered right or wrong,
    say for example:
    b) How many questions did you do right ?
    c) How many have you gotten right?
    d) How many did you get ?
    e) How many did you score ?

    f) How many did you miss?
    g) How many did you err?
    h) How many did you mistake?

    Would you please check if the sentences above are correct and used in colloquial English? Are there differences from AmE, BrE and AuE here?


    PS Please feel free to correct any mistakes on my posts.

    I can only comment on UK English, but here goes..........

    For a), we'd say,"Mr. A got 7 out of 10." or "Mr. A got 7 right and 3 wrong".

    When questioning someone, we'd say, "How many did you get right/wrong?"


    buggles (not a teacher)

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    Default Re: The student has hit 7 questions and failed 3

    American view
    Quote Originally Posted by ymnisky View Post
    What is the most natural, and coloquial, way to say in English that, for instance, a student has hit 7 questions and failed 3 on a test?


    As Buggles said, He got 7 right and 3 wrong.
    a) "Mr. So-and-so scored 7 questions and failed 3." - Is this correct ?
    no
    And to ask someone how many questions he answered right or wrong,
    say for example:
    b) How many questions did you do right ? no - did you get right
    c) How many have you gotten right? why use the present perfect?
    d) How many did you get ? Okay if you add "right" or "correct" after it.
    e) How many did you score ?no

    f) How many did you miss? okay
    g) How many did you err? no
    h) How many did you mistake? no

    Would you please check if the sentences above are correct and used in colloquial English? Are there differences from AmE, BrE and AuE here?


    PS Please feel free to correct any mistakes on my posts.

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