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    something counts

    I'm give an answer in the oral exam and want to know if it's acceptable, is it OK ask a question "Does it count?" or "Does it count for an answer?"?

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    Re: something counts

    ***Not a teacher***

    Hello ostap77,

    "Does it count?" is a common question (meaning is "Is the thing we are talking about valid in this context").

    For example, when playing a game, you might say:
    "I started my go before the time ran out, but completed it afterwards. Does it count?"

    "Does it count for an answer" is also valid I believe, although I would be inclined to use 'as' - "Does it count as an answer". 'For' is possibly more likely to be used in AmE.


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