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    What word do you use?

    When we study well during the semester, some tutors let us not to pass our exams, we get an exellent mark for an excellent work during the semester.
    In Russian we call it "avtomat".

    I found the word "home free" in a Russian dictionary. Do you use it in such situations?

    I wonder what word you use when you get your exam mark for your hard work during the semester. You needn't pass your exam in this case.

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    Re: What word do you use?

    Quote Originally Posted by usignolo View Post
    When we study well during the semester, some tutors let us not to pass our exams, we get an exellent mark for an excellent work during the semester.
    In Russian we call it "avtomat".

    I found the word "home free" in a Russian dictionary. Do you use it in such situations?

    I wonder what word you use when you get your exam mark for your hard work during the semester. You needn't pass your exam in this case.
    You could use "home free" if others understood the situation.
    I've already passed on the basis of my assignments. I'm home free.

    Unfortunately, where I come from, even if you get 70/70 for the assignments, you still need to pass the 30% exam.
    So, technically, you either get an A+, or High Distinction (85%) by just passing the exam, or you fail the subject. Of course the latter rarely occurs.

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    Re: What word do you use?

    Thanks a lot!

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