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    graded an A plus

    "I walk in there and suddenly everything is the pop-quiz!"

    "At least she's not grading you."

    "What makes you think she isn't?"

    If I do exceptionally well on the exam, I might well say "I've been graded an A plus."?

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    #2

    Re: graded an A plus

    'I got (an) A plus'.

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    Re: graded an A plus

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    'I got (an) A plus'.
    So I can grade someone but I can't use it as a passive?

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    #4

    Re: graded an A plus

    You can if you wish.

    I should have prefaced my post #2 with 'This is how I would say it'.

    Rover

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    Re: graded an A plus

    I wouldn't say it that way either.

    Yes, it can be passive.
    The papers were graded by the teacher.
    These papers were graded according to very strict criteria.

    But the assignment is graded, not the person.
    My presentation was graded as A+. (I still would say "I got an A+ on my presentation" but that's a preference.) Not: I was graded an A+ on my presentation.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: graded an A plus

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I wouldn't say it that way either.

    Yes, it can be passive.
    The papers were graded by the teacher.
    These papers were graded according to very strict criteria.

    But the assignment is graded, not the person.
    My presentation was graded as A+. (I still would say "I got an A+ on my presentation" but that's a preference.) Not: I was graded an A+ on my presentation.
    I heard it when I was watching a series "The listener". The speaker was a native Canadian. She was talking about her former high school teacher.

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    Re: graded an A plus

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    I heard it when I was watching a series "The listener". The speaker was a native Canadian. She was talking about her former high school teacher.
    People do use it like that occasionally. It seems to mean "I was [assessed as being the kind of person whose assessments typically are] graded 'A+'".

    But that doesn't make it right. As Barb said, the assessment is graded and not the person.

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    Re: graded an A plus

    I was graded A+ does seem to be a form that is getting more popular nowadays, though it's probably better only to use it informally.

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