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    #1

    0 mark or marks?

    If you are found to have plagiarized, you will be given 0 mark/marks?

    Thanks

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    #2

    Re: 0 mark or marks?

    '0' is plural.

    Not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: 0 mark or marks?

    0 has been deemed to be plural. So use marks.

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    #4

    Re: 0 mark or marks?

    Or use something like your score/mark will be zero.

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    #5

    Re: 0 mark or marks?

    How about 'you will get no mark'?

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    #6

    Re: 0 mark or marks?

    No, Matthew.

    'You will get no marks.'

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    #7

    Re: 0 mark or marks?

    I think you will get a mark, and that mark will be zero. This is obviously based on two closely-related meanings of 'mark'.

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    #8

    Re: 0 mark or marks?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    'You will get no marks.'
    Is there any reason why 'get no mark' is wrong?

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    #9

    Re: 0 mark or marks?

    That suggests that the teacher isn't going to bother marking it at all. However, the teacher clearly does plan to read and give marks (if any) to the student. In this case, the number of marks​ the student will get is zero.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: 0 mark or marks?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    That suggests that the teacher isn't going to bother marking it at all.
    In the following, the teacher will actually not read and mark it. Is the singular 'mark' acceptable?
    'You will get no mark if you don't hand in it by the deadline.'

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