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    "we have graded your work"

    "we have given grades to your work"

    Hi,
    Is any of these sentences correct, please?
    Thanks.

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    Hi jctgf

    As a Brit, but not a teacher, both would be understandable and acceptable, with the 1st being preferred (on the keep it short & simple - KISS principle).

    The 2nd one could be rephrased as:

    "we have given you grades for your work", as the grades are not really being given "to" the work but to you for the work that you have done.

    Hope this helps
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neillythere View Post
    Hi jctgf

    As a Brit, but not a teacher, both would be understandable and acceptable, with the 1st being preferred (on the keep it short & simple - KISS principle).

    The 2nd one could be rephrased as:

    "we have given you grades for your work", as the grades are not really being given "to" the work but to you for the work that you have done.

    Hope this helps
    NT
    thanks a lot.
    how would you, as a native, say it, please?
    thanks again.

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    Hi jctgf

    The 1st one ("We have graded your work") is fine, but, to me, it leaves one hanging a bit.

    A more complete sentence might have been:

    "We have graded your work, strictly on the basis of XYZ rules", to clarify the reason why some students, although producing otherwise good work, may have been marked down for not following specific rules.

    I'd probably have said: "I've/We've finished grading your work" or "Your work's now been graded", particularly if they've been anxiously awaiting the results.

    It all depends on context, i.e. what you are really trying to say/emphasise (as per the previous paragraph).

    Best regards
    NT

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