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    Default got/was given good grades

    A: Did you get a good report?
    B: It wasn't too bad. I was given good grades in everthing but math.
    C. It wasn't too bad. I got good grades in everthing but math.

    In sentences B & C, which one is more natural?

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    Default Re: got/was given good grades

    Quote Originally Posted by Winwin2011 View Post
    A: Did you get a good report?
    B: It wasn't too bad. I was given good grades in everthing but math.
    C. It wasn't too bad. I got good grades in everthing but math.

    In sentences B & C, which one is more natural?

    Thank you for your help.
    Given the form of the question , the most likely response would be C.
    If the question were, "Were you given a good report?", B might be more common.

    People in general are lazy, and they take their verbal cues from others in conversation.

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