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    Default meaning of alphabet grades

    As I know, each grade's alphabet means the following. If they are wrong, please let me know.

    A(4.0) = Ace
    B(3.0) = Better
    C(2.0) = Common
    D(1.0) = Deficient
    F(0) = Fail or Failure?

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    Default Re: meaning of alphabet grades

    The letters don't stand for words like you have said.

    An A is excellent. C is average. B would be above average and D below average. Yes, F is for failure.

    Grade (education) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Default Re: meaning of alphabet grades

    I don't know, but I remember hearing it, maybe I'm mistaken.

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    Default Re: meaning of alphabet grades

    Aside from "F" for fail, I've never heard these letter to be short for anything at all.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: meaning of alphabet grades

    I haven't heard this in the UK either. It sounds like something similar to a backronym to me. The only one I have heard is Fail for F.
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