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    #1

    exam or exams

    1. I got 'A' in Maths, Physcis and Chemistry in my exam.
    2. I got 80 average in my final exam. (10 subjects)

    Do we need to use 'exams' in the above sentences?




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    Re: exam or exams

    I am not a teacher.

    The way 1. is written it sounds like one exam treating three subjects.
    If they are distinct separate exams then I would use the plural.
    Logic dictates that for there to be an average there must be more than one quantity involved. If it were just one exam your score would be 80, not an average of 80.

    Therefore 2. is plural. At least it is in BrE and since you used "Maths" we can safely assume you are using BrE.

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    #3

    Re: exam or exams

    They would be plural in AmE also. But we would tend to use "on my exams".

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    Re: exam or exams

    How about:

    1. I got 'A' in my Maths, Physics and Chemistry exams.

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