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    Default successful participation in exam

    Or shall i say, "successful sitting" in exam? Which is correct? Or what's the best expression?

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    Default Re: successful participation in exam

    Quote Originally Posted by learner7 View Post
    Or shall i say, "successful sitting" in exam? Which is correct? Or what's the best expression?
    The title phrase is better.

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    Thanks a lot Raymott...

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    Default Re: successful participation in exam

    I would say simply 'pass an exam'.

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    Default Re: successful participation in exam

    Thanks, but if the the information of "participation" is important to disclose, isn't it better to use "participation". In some part of the world I think there is a wrong practice, such as: "Confirm your appearance in exam."

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    Default Re: successful participation in exam

    Under those circumstances it works, but I would use Confirm your attendance.

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    Default Re: successful participation in exam

    I assume this is all British English? If you want to say this in "American" try simply:
    You took the exam.
    You passed the exam.
    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: successful participation in exam

    I think this is to do with proving that you were in the exam room, rather than having passed the exam.

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    Then "I took the exam" would put you at the site of the exam. (But it seems the OP wants BrE.)
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Then "I took the exam" would put you at the site of the exam. (But it seems the OP wants BrE.)
    That's fine in BrE - you can take or, more formally sit an exam(ination). After the results come out, you know whether you have passed or failed it. What L7 may be needing is some form of official 'confirmation of attendance'. The candidate could then show this certificate to, for example an employer who had granted leave for the examination, confirming that s/he had indeed attended/sat/taken the examination.

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