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    on or for?

    Do you have high notes on a subject or for a subject (as in school)?

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    Re: on or for?

    More context needed

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    Re: on or for?

    Quote Originally Posted by bridge78 View Post
    Do you have high notes on a subject or for a subject (as in school)?
    The term "high notes" doesn't make any sense in relation to a school subject. "High notes" usually means the musical notes which are at the top of the register (the notes a soprano sings).

    Please give us a complete sentence using the phrase so we can see how you are trying to use it.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: on or for?

    I never had high marks in/for any subject.

    Both prepositions are possible.

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    Re: on or for?

    So never notes in context school (i.e. the mark you get for a test)? Or is this just informal language?? And high marks/grades in/for is correct?

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    Re: on or for?

    Quote Originally Posted by bridge78 View Post
    So never notes in the context of school (i.e. the mark you get for a test)?
    No

    Or is this just informal language??
    No
    And high marks/grades in/for is correct?
    Yes

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    Re: on or for?

    This usage of notes is BrE. In AmE we get marks, never notes.

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    Re: on or for?

    It's not BrE. We also get marks, not notes.

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    Re: on or for?

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    This usage of notes is BrE. In AmE we get marks, never notes.
    What gave you the idea it was BrE?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: on or for?

    My apologies. I had misread the thread and thought that someone had endorsed the use of notes as a synonym for marks.

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