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    Suppose I am writing about my test score:
    1. I received a score of a "97".
    2. I received a score of a 97.
    3. I received a score of "97".
    4. I received a score of 97.
    5. I received a "97".
    6. I received a 97.
    7. I received "97".
    8. I received 97.


    When should I use an article and quotes?

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    4. I received.got a score/mark of 97.
    8. I received/got 97(%).


    These are the most natural to me.

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    Re: Number

    If the test is graded on a letter-grade basis:
    1. I received a grade of an "A".
    2. I received a grade of an A.
    3. I received a grade of "A".
    4. I received a grade of A.
    5. I received an "A".
    6. I received an A.
    7. I received "A".
    8. I received A.

    Would it still be 4 and 8 that are correct?
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    Re: Number

    I'd use L " I received an 'A'/an A grade, a grade A.

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    Re: Number

    Raw numbers don't need articles or quotes, but letter grade do?

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    Re: Number

    Quote Originally Posted by nepwk View Post
    Raw numbers don't need articles or quotes, but letter grade do?
    It's simply to make things clearer. If I write, "I got 97", it is pretty clear that I am talking about a mark/percentage. If I write "I got an A", it may not be so clear..

    If I write" I have just got my test back; I got an A", I probably woudn't bother with the quotes.

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