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    ace (verb)

    Hi,

    "to ace an exam"
    This means "to do well in an exam", isn't it?

    Do British speakers use the word "ace" as a verb?

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    Re: ace (verb)

    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    Hi,

    "to ace an exam"
    This means "to do well in an exam", isn't it?

    Do British speakers use the word "ace" as a verb?
    Hi, Daruma.

    Please see :
    ace. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
    Urban Dictionary: ace


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    Re: ace (verb)

    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    Hi,

    "to ace an exam"
    This means "to do well in an exam", isn't it?

    Do British speakers use the word "ace" as a verb?
    It is not usual in British English.

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    Re: ace (verb)

    I agree with Bhaisahab; I remember thinking it sounded odd when I heard it for the first time in the UK.

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