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    1at in class for/in English

    This certificate is awarded to Johnson Smith of Primary 3A for being 1st in class for/in English. (What is meant is that he topped his class in English.)

    Should I use 'for' or 'in'? Are there any errors in the sentence?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: 1at in class for/in English

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    This certificate is awarded to Johnson Smith of Primary 3A for being 1st in class for/in English. (What is meant is that he topped his class in English.)

    Should I use 'for' or 'in'? Are there any errors in the sentence?

    Thanks in advance.
    In BrE, you come "top of the class" and "in a subject". So, for me, it would read:

    This certificate is awarded to Johnson Smith, Primary Class 3A, for coming top of the class in English.

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