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    Failed or failed in?


    Are both the following sentences correct?

    He failed math.

    He failed in math.


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    Re: Failed or failed in?

    Example [1] answers the question, what subject?, whereas example [2] answers the question, where or what subject area?

    [1] He failed math.
    What subject did he fail?

    [2] He failed in [the subject area] math.
    Where [in his courses] did he fail?

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