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    high or highly above average

    I was wondering whether I should say I scored high or highly above average in xx (e.g. a test).
    I suppose highly is more grammatically sound and high is acceptable colloquially? THANKS

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    Re: high or highly above average

    Quote Originally Posted by Tedwonny View Post
    I was wondering whether I should say I scored high or highly above average in xx (e.g. a test).
    I suppose highly is more grammatically sound and high is acceptable colloquially? THANKS
    Neither one works with "above average".

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    Re: high or highly above average

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Neither one works with "above average".
    I am not a teacher

    Can I say "my score is highly above average"

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    Re: high or highly above average

    No. 'My score is well above average.'

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    Re: high or highly above average

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    No. 'My score is well above average.'
    I am not a teacher

    I think it is also correct to say "I scored well above average in the exam"

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    Re: high or highly above average

    That would be correct with a full stop at the end.

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    Re: high or highly above average

    You could use way above average if you're feeling boastful.

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