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    higher or more weightage

    Hi,

    Which is correct?

    1) Paper 1 has got more weightage than paper 2.
    2) Paper 2 has got higher weightage than paper 2.

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    Re: higher or more weightage

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    Hi,

    Which is correct?

    1) Paper 1 has got more weightage than paper 2.
    2) Paper 2 has got higher weightage than paper 2.

    Thanks
    Both are incorrect "weightage" is not an English word. Do you mean, "Paper 1 is heavier than paper 2."? Or perhaps, "Paper 1 carries more weight than paper 2"?

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    Re: higher or more weightage

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    Or maybe:

    Paper 1 contains more information than paper 2.
    Paper 1 contains more valuable information than paper 2.

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    Re: higher or more weightage

    Maybe he means "Paper 1 is weightier than paper 2."

    In this case, I would say that bhaisahab's second suggestion would be an improvement.


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    Re: higher or more weightage

    If they're exams, Paper 1 might carry more marks than Paper 2.

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    #6

    Re: higher or more weightage

    1) Paper 1 has got more weightage than paper 2.
    2) Paper 2 has got higher weightage than paper 2


    sebayanpendam.

    If this is to do with how much the paper actually weighs, the most common measure is grams per square metre (gsm or g/m). A paper with a higher gsm is said to be "heavier" or to have a higher "grammage".

    If it's to do with how important the paper is (eg more marks or more information etc) then the other responses have covered this.

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    Re: higher or more weightage

    This rings a faint bell. I think a long time ago (late '70's early '80s) I heard people in the production department at Oxford University Press using this word. Even if my memory's right, 'weightage' was only ever used by professional print-workers, and by the sound of it it's been replaced by 'grammage'.

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    Re: higher or more weightage

    Noun: weightage wey-tij
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    1. A weight factor or ratio; weight
      "to make inheritance laws more gender-just, we will have to give special weightage to daughters’ rights"; "The admission holds 80% weightage while the interview holds 20% weightage of the admission process"

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    Re: higher or more weightage

    For that sense, the Br Eng is weighting or just 'weight'.

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    #10

    Re: higher or more weightage

    Hi again,

    I didn't know that weightage has never existed because many people (in my country) have used it. I am referring to the section in the paper which sort of has more deciding factors in determining the overall marks than the other one. i attended this workshop on marking English paper, and the speakers said although section 1 carries 30 marks, it had more weightage than section 2 which contains 50 marks because it's a free essay. section 1 is a directed writing. If a candidate scores band B for section 1, he will be in band B also. that's at least what she said because most candidates memorize scripts for free writing.

    Thanks.

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