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    #1

    pass to the next year

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    A teacher says to the student: You won't pass to the next year.

    --- Is it a correct phrase "pass to the next year"? What are the usual ways of saying something like this?

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    #2

    Re: pass to the next year

    In what context did you read that sentence?

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    Re: pass to the next year

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    In what context did you read that sentence?
    In no context. I made it up myself.

    Let's say a student failed a test. A teacher says: You failed the most important test. You won't pass to the next year.

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    #4

    Re: pass to the next year

    "You won't pass 4th Grade" (or whatever grade the student is in).

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    #5

    Re: pass to the next year

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    A teacher says to the student: You won't pass to the next year.
    I think this sounds fine.

    I have often used sentences like this with my students:
    If you don't work harder, you won't pass this class.
    And in a given situation, I could see using a sentence like this:
    If you can't pass this class, you won't pass to the next level of English.

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    #6

    Re: pass to the next year

    I agree with both mayita1usa & SoothingDave that "you won't pass this class" and "you won't pass xx grade" sound the best, but each in their own context: "you won't pass xx grade" is heard in elementary, middle and high school (grades 1-12). "You won't pass this class" is most appropriate in college/university because we don't call them grades anymore, and also you don't have to repeat every class from the previous semester for only failing one of them.

    "You won't pass to the next year" still sounds somewhat strange to me though, I think for grades 1-12 it would be best changed to "you won't pass to the next grade." At the college level, "you won't pass this class" still sounds best.

    (not a teacher, just a language lover)

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    #7

    Re: pass to the next year

    You'll have to repeat this year.
    You won't get promosted to the next grade.
    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: pass to the next year

    None of the above replies are relevant to the British educational system.

    However badly a pupil has performed, he/she will proceed to the next year group on the simple basis of their age.

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    Re: pass to the next year

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    None of the above replies are relevant to the British educational system.

    However badly a pupil has performed, he/she will proceed to the next year group on the simple basis of their age.

    Rover
    We only do that here if they're really good at football.

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    #10

    Re: pass to the next year

    None of the above replies are relevant to the British educational system.

    However badly a pupil has performed, he/she will proceed to the next year group on the simple basis of their age.
    Huh! Did not know that...

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    We only do that here if they're really good at football.

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