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    In or for?

    Hello everyone,

    I recently made a test on the conditionals for my pupils. It was a basic fill-in-the-blanks test but upon re-reading it, there was one thing I wasn't quite sure of.

    "If I had passed the test, I would have got an "A" in the class."

    Is this correct? Do you get an "A" IN or FOR a class?

    I've tried to look it up, but I haven't really found a clear answer anywhere so I was hoping someone here could help.

    Many thanks in advance, this one has got me really confused!

    PS: don't know if it matters for this specific problem, but I teach British English.

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    Re: In or for?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ageingrebel View Post
    Hello everyone,

    I recently made a test on the conditionals for my pupils. It was a basic fill-in-the-blanks test but upon re-reading it, there was one thing I wasn't quite sure of.

    "If I had passed the test, I would have got an "A" in the class."

    Is this correct? Do you get an "A" IN or FOR a class?

    I've tried to look it up, but I haven't really found a clear answer anywhere so I was hoping someone here could help.

    Many thanks in advance, this one has got me really confused!

    PS: don't know if it matters for this specific problem, but I teach British English.
    It's not a very natural sentence.

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    Re: In or for?

    I AmE, we would say "in".

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    Re: In or for?

    In BrE, I would suggest "If I had passed the test, I would have got an A for that subject".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: In or for?

    That is what "in the class' means in AmE.

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    Re: In or for?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    That is what "in the class' means in AmE.
    Yes. I know that. I was giving the BrE equivalent. That's why I specified BrE.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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