Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. Junior Member
    Student or Learner
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Lithuanian
      • Home Country:
      • Lithuania
      • Current Location:
      • Poland

    • Join Date: Nov 2013
    • Posts: 47

    To stand out (simple)


    I am a bit confused about saying the following idea:

    Background: Charlie is good at Maths. That is his favourite subject at school. Now I want to say that he stands out in/with Maths.

    1. Charlie stands out in/with Maths
    2. Charlie is notable for his Maths

    Are both correct? Actually I'd like to use 'stand out'. Do we use stand out with in, with in this way?


  2. Moderator
    Retired English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Jun 2010
    • Posts: 25,717

    Re: To stand out (simple)

    'Charlie stands out in maths.'
    'Charlie excels in/at maths.'

    You don't need to capitalise 'maths' (AE 'math').

Similar Threads

  1. Simple Past vs. Present Perfect Simple
    By Chicken Sandwich in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 09-Jun-2012, 10:52
  2. present simple and past simple in one sentence
    By ostap77 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 27-Mar-2011, 13:07
  3. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-Sep-2010, 12:09
  4. Simple past, present simple. Names of the tenses.
    By birdeen's call in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 21-Jul-2010, 16:43
  5. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 29-Nov-2007, 12:09


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts