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    get an A in / or English?

    I've read such a sentence in a passage--- She usually achieves A grades in all her subjects.
    Now I want to know which preposition to use in this sentence.
    ------ I got an A ______ ( in / for) English?
    I need your help. Thanks a lot.

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    Re: get an A in / or English?

    Quote Originally Posted by disley View Post
    I've read such a sentence in a passage--- She usually achieves A grades in all her subjects.
    Now I want to know which preposition to use in this sentence.
    ------ I got an A ______ ( in / for) English?
    I need your help. Thanks a lot.
    In AmE, it is usually "in".

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    Re: get an A in / or English?

    I wouldn't say "A grades" though.

    Her grades are usually A's or she usually gets A's.

    (Note that this is one of the few times when an apostrophe is used to form the plural, since "As" is a word.)
    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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    #4

    Re: get an A in / or English?

    A Grades is used in BrE.
    Last edited by Tdol; 25-Nov-2013 at 09:26.

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    #5

    Re: get an A in / or English?

    and As in English and physics is used in BrE, too.

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    Re: get an A in / or English?

    Okay. Your sentence apparently works in the UK, but not in the US, as a natural sentence.
    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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