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    Question testimonial or credential ?

    To express the meaning of "certificate of honors", that is, you do something good to others or you achieve something, your school or other authority gives a certificate to encourage, inspire you.

    One of my old dictionaries says the document may be called "honorary credential". However, I have two questions.

    1. When credential is to be a noun, it should be credentials. The phrase should be "honorary credentials"?

    2. Do you say "honorary testimonial" or "honorary credentials" in this circumstances? I suppose "credential" is something like qualifications to do a job, while "testimonial" is more like something to praise your good behavior or achievement, thank you for winning a soccer championship for your school.

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    Re: testimonial or credential ?

    Certificate of Appreciation.
    Award Certificate.
    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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    Cool Re: testimonial or credential ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Certificate of Appreciation.
    Award Certificate.
    How about my two expressions? Are they wrong? And, if you to pick one from them, which would you prefer?

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    Re: testimonial or credential ?

    Quote Originally Posted by halbert View Post
    Do you say "honorary testimonial" or "honorary credentials" in this circumstances?
    They do not carry your intended meaning according to http://www.macmillandictionary.com/d...itish/honorary

    Not a teacher.

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    Re: testimonial or credential ?

    Quote Originally Posted by halbert View Post
    How about my two expressions? Are they wrong? And, if you to pick one from them, which would you prefer?

    They are wrong.
    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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