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    "eight mark" or "mark eight" ?

    Hi, I don't know how to express when some student gets a mark (but "what mark?").
    Can I say "He got an eight mark" or "He got a mark eight" or "He got a mark of eight" ?
    Thank you so much !

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    Re: "eight mark" or "mark eight" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by crazYgeeK View Post
    Hi, I don't know how to express when some student gets a mark (but "what mark?").
    Can I say "He got an eight mark" or "He got a mark eight" or "He got a mark of eight" ?
    Thank you so much !

    He got a mark of eight.



    Also:

    He got a score of eight.


    But:

    He got a B grade.


    Why grade is so different to score, I am not sure, but it is :) We could say a "grade of B" as well, but just "B grade" seems more natural to me at least.

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    Re: "eight mark" or "mark eight" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by crazYgeeK View Post
    Hi, I don't know how to express when some student gets a mark (but "what mark?").
    Can I say "He got an eight mark" or "He got a mark eight" or "He got a mark of eight" ?
    Thank you so much !
    He got an eight.
    He scored an eight.
    He got eight out of ten.
    He scored eight out of ten.
    He got a B.

    Context would make a difference.

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    Re: "eight mark" or "mark eight" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    He got an eight.
    He scored an eight.
    He got eight out of ten.
    He scored eight out of ten.
    He got a B.

    Context would make a difference.
    Thank you !
    Could you please consider my following thoughts ? I think the sentence "He got an eight" lets us know how many eights he got, and the "He got eight out of ten" lets us know what kind of mark he got, for example someone asked him "What mark did you get for the maths test yesterday ?" , he answered "I got eight out of ten" and the "I got an eight" is not natural here, but what about "I got eight" ?
    Thank you so much !

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